The truth of the matter is that I didn’t know the meaning of the number 143 until I looked it up after this whole thing started. To be honest, when she tattooed it on her neck, I never thought twice about what the number meant because at that time; I believed in God and was trying very hard to make sense out of what was happening to me. Many people don’t believe in God, so it is understandable why they would view this situation as being more than a coincidence.
The number 143 has been popping up all over my life for as long as I can remember. In fact, when I was a little girl and played the “Bible Game” with other kids on the school playground, nearly every card had the number 143 on it. I didn’t think anything of it at the time because I grew up in a very religious household and was taught to believe that God’s love, mercy, and protection surrounded me every minute of every day. That is what my parents told me anyway.
143 tattoos can mean many things depending on the person who wears it. Some people say that having this number tattooed on them is just another way of the wearer to flaunt their faith in God while others view it as nothing more than a coincidence because “God doesn’t control everything.” I know for sure that none of my other tattoos have any spiritual meaning or symbolism to them, so I can understand why people may think that what is happening to me is ironic and/or coincidental.
I was talking about the number 143 recently with a friend of mine that has Native American roots. She said that the number three means “a gift” in her culture. Knowing this about my friend’s heritage made it easier for me to understand why she would feel that way. However, I personally do not feel that the number 143 is a gift from God because it seems to have brought me more pain than anything else thus far.
My friend tried to convince me that three also stands for “completion” and based on what has happened so far, I am inclined to believe her. But since I have been keeping a journal of everything that happens to me, I think it is safe to say that the number 143 is significant in some way, but I don’t know what exactly it means at this point.
Despite all of my fears and reluctance about sharing information about myself on the internet; if God wants this story to reach people, then so be it. No matter how hard I try to hide from him; he will find me because he always does!
Why do you think some tattoos are more meaningful than others? Why do you think some tattoos are spiritually symbolic while others are not? What other interpretations can you make based on the number 143? Does anyone else out there that “God” (whatever you perceive him to be) is doing things with you that you would not normally do of your own free will?