My mother’s hospital room is 666, which reminds me of a story…
When the sales tax was still at 8.5% and a customer bought an 11″ x 14″ print which costs $4.95, plus two postcards at 60 cents each, it all added up to $6.66. One customer who bought that combination, a man with a ruddy complexion, no hair on his head, and a stomach so large that the buttons of his checked shirt barely closed over his belly, became visibly pale, I thought he was going to faint when I told him “6-6-6 please.”
You know how stores always place impulse purchases by the cash? He leaned over, grabbed a handful of pens, threw them together with a couple of additional dollars bills at me, and ran out the store into the courtyard without his purchases, or his change.
I turned to my co-worker and said “My god, what was that about?”
She was surprised I didn’t know…
I ‘googled‘ it:
“There are three men which stand out in Scripture as the avowed enemies of God and of His people.
3. ANTICHRIST, whose number is 666.
and this, “666 was the secret symbol of the ancient pagan mysteries connected with the worship of the Devil.”
I still don’t get why you have to run away like that, my mother’s not running away from her hospital room.