I thought about the last week. I asked why??
I think God must really really love Illinois. Otherwise, how do you explain everything going on in my fair state?
Maybe it has to do with the number 9 as in 2009. Everyone cheered when 8 was the number of new beginnings.
It started in Illinois. Where will it end?
9 = THE NUMBER OF JUDGMENT. There are 9 greek words derived from the root word meaning judgment = dikay. The following words each occur 9 times in the Bible: abussos (bottomless pit); asebee (ungodly); aselgeia (lasciviousness); and astrapee (lightning). The gifts of the spirit are 9 in number (1 Cor. 12:8-10): the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues.