Monday, October 24, 2016

On Coincidences

On coincidences:  I believe that people laugh at coincidence as a way of relegating it to the realm of the absurd and of therefore not having to take seriously the possibility that there is a lot more going on in our lives than we either know or care to know. Who can say what it is that's going on, but I suspect that part of it, anyway, is that every once and so often we hear a whisper from the wings that goes something like this: "You've turned up in the right place at the right time.  You're doing fine. Don't ever think that you've been forgotten.  (Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking)
I'm not a person who thinks that every little or big thing that has happened is God moving chess pieces around on the board. Not everything is a message. Bad things that happen are not part of God's plan for us. God's ultimate plan for us is good and wonderful; things of this earth (sin and sometimes nature) interfere with God's plan.

All that said, though, I do think that if we listen, we can hear God at work. If we look, we can see God at work. Sometimes we dismiss those workings as coincidence. 

How is God telling you today that you should never think that you have been forgotten?

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