This week will mark the five year anniversary of my divorce. Needless to say my emotions are all over the place. December is a tough month, we would have been married 25 years and then toss in Christmas. Divorced and married in the same month does not bode well in the healing process.
Today I decided to look into that magical number five. At this point I feel like it should all be water under the bridge but for me this number year seems to be the hardest, and I need to know why.
In our society we like to celebrate things by year, birthdays, anniversaries, jobs, etc and for some reason we make the 5 or 10 year moments mean more than the rest. 20, 25, 30 to 50 are celebrated benchmarks.
Being on the cusp of my five year divorce anniversary is not fun, and I’m not quite sure how I want to handle it. Why is this year different from any other year? Why does it seem to stand out more? Will I go through this every five years? and what is with the number 5? So I googled it:
The number 5 symbolizes God’s grace, goodness and favor toward humans and is mentioned 318 times in Scripture. Five is the number of grace, and multiplied by itself, which is 25, is ‘grace upon grace’ (John 1:16). The Ten Commandments contains two sets of 5 commandments. The first five commandments are related to our treatment and relationship with God, and the last five concern our relationship with others humans.
Five is the number of balance.
Five symbolizes man, health and love.
It combines the female number two with the male number three. Five is the number of marriage.
SO, are my feelings warranted? Heck Yes! 5 is God’s grace and also the number of marriage. I’m living in God’s grace but also grieving the number 5.
If you can shed light on this magical number please respond.