Read: Psalm 96 and Psalm 150

Often when I wake up and first look at my clock the time is 6:06. The number 606 always makes me think of hymn number 606 in the old brown Mennonite Hymnal, a four part choral arrangement of “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.” Just mention 606 to a group of older Mennonites and all will know exactly what song to sing! One of the pastors of the church we attend in Florida often used 606 as the closing of the service. The sound of 400 + people singing this song in 4 part harmony was amazing!!! It was hard to decide whether to sing along or just listen and soak up the music!! Whenever I see 606 I think, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!”

This song, also known as “The Doxology” was written by Bishop Thomas Ken and is first mentioned in 1674. It has been said that these lines have been sung more than any other lines ever written! In the church where I was raised, we sang these words every Sunday as the offering was presented. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below.  Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” Familiar words!!

Make it Personal

There are many other numbers which can also serve as reminders to us of favorite scripture. These give us an opportunity or reminder in our busy day to take a moment and praise God. If you see 316, think of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son. The number 413 reminds us of Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” or 432 “Be kind and compassionate to one another.” Ephesians 4:32. The number 23 can be a reminder of the much loved 23rd Psalm. Look for these reminders throughout your day and use them to draw your mind back to God.

~ written by Nancy Kuhns