Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Before we left the house this past Sunday Morning, I had enough time to see an unusual but interesting story on the CBS program, “Sunday Morning” about coincidences. Many people believe that coincidences are just that and not divinely appointed events. A so-called expert on probability who was interviewed on that segment, describes a coincidence as “a striking occurrence of events that appear to be meaningfully related but, in fact, are related only by chance.” Another scientific expert said that you can attribute events that appear to be destiny or divinely appointed events merely to the law of very large numbers. He added its like flipping a coin, that if you keep doing it, eventually you will have ten “tails” in a row.
It seems to me that anyone who thinks that events just happen by chance either do not believe in God or in the Bible, or both. The birth and resurrection of Christ came to be just as they had been previously prophesied. Nothing that has ever happened in the history of mankind has caught God by surprise, not the sin of Eve in the Garden of Eden, not the death of His Son on the cross, absolutely nothing. Jesus, upon sending out His Disciples to preach, teach, and minister in His name, told them not to be afraid of those who could harm them by reminding them that not even a sparrow falls to the ground without the knowledge and permission of the Heavenly Father. (See Matthew 10:29-31) That truth, in itself, should not only comfort our hearts, it should reinforce the truth that nothing happens in life by mere chance or coincidence. We have a God whose eyes are ever upon us, One who guides our every step. Psalm 34:15 says that “the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry.”
I’ll repeat a declaration I made in a recent blog: Nothing that has ever happened or is happening right now in your life came about by chance or coincidence. You are exactly where God wants you right now even if you are not happy with your present situation. Remember that before you can reach the mountain top, you must pass through one or more valleys. But also remember the promise of Romans 8:28, that all things work together for the good of those who Love God. Treat life like you do the South Texas weather; if you don’t like it now, just hold on because its going to get better soon.
Memory verse for the week: (Matthew 11:25) “At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.”
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