Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Coincidence or Godincidence?

Coincidence or God-incidence?

Have you ever had a divine appointment, and knew 100% for sure that God's hand was on the situation? I've had several of those in my lifetime, and each time, I am amazed by the power of God. This week, I asked a friend to add an e-mail link to my online blog, so that readers could contact me. During the same moments she was setting it up, an old friend of mine stumbled across my blog on the internet. Not knowing how to contact me, he left a comment on the site, from David R. I read the comment and my heart pounded with excitement. I couldn't help but wonder if this was a childhood friend of mine. Confirmation came in the form of an e-mail from David Rubemeyer, within minutes of when Carmen had placed the e-mail link on the site. I'm not sure what made me want to place the link on that day. We had been toying with the idea for a month or so. And who knows why Carmen found time at that exact moment to add the link. But the end result was the reunion of two childhood friends — a brother was found!

It wasn't a coincidence for each of those elements to be in play that day. Who can orchestrate a man to check out a blog, a woman to request an e-mail link, and another woman to add that link, all within minutes of each other? Only God. This was a God-incidence.

That same God sent Philip along the path of the Ethiopian Eunuch at the very time the eunuch was attempting to understand scripture. It was no coincidence for Philip to be at the right place at the right time, it was a God-arranged divine appointment.

I read a quote that said, "One more coincidence, and I'm going to have to believe that God is in control!" I like that. I'm not saying every traffic light, every weed that pops up in a yard, and every paper cut I get are preordained by God to take place. He allows certain things because there is order in this world. But there are times He says, "I'm not just going to allow the normal order, I'm going to step in and cause a certain situation." That is a divine appointment.

I'm glad to know God didn't just create the universe and then sit back and watch how it turns out. He intervenes and participates in our lives in an intimate way. Look for Him today.

1 comment:

Kathie said...

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Bless you!