For our “Blogapalozza” topic this month, we were given the assignment to “Write about a time you experienced a remarkable coincidence or witnessed something unexplainable”.
There are so many times that I have witnessed things that I can’t explain or that other people would chalk up to coincidence. Having faith in God gives me faith that anything is possible. I don’t believe in coincidences and I don’t believe in luck. I believe in Jesus.
I could write about all the cancer patients I have met who got death sentences but went on to live long lives. I can also write about people whose lives were cut tragically short. I can’t explain any of that.
I could tell of times in my younger wilder days when my friends and I stupidly drove a car when we shouldn’t have. I can’t explain how we didn’t kill ourselves our someone else.
After 25 plus years as a firefighter/paramedic, I could tell hundreds of stories of accidents where people walked away without a scratch when I thought the opposite was going to be true. There is no explanation for that or when the other holds true and some people are severely hurt or killed when I thought it wasn’t going to be that bad.
I could speak of friendships with some amazing people. I can’t explain it. How these great people found it in their hearts to want to have me in their lives is certainly something I don’t understand.
I could tell you about my 4 amazing kids. They are all so different and yet share so many common things. I could tell you how they are all healthy and how I have only had 1 emergency room trip in 15 years. I can’t explain it.
I love to tell about the most amazing woman walking the planet and how I get to wear a ring that shows that I am her husband. I could bore you for days with stories of how much this woman does for me to make my life better. I totally married up and I truly have no explanation of how things worked out to where this woman married me.
Or maybe there is an explanation. Actually, I truly believe there is an explanation. The answer is God’s grace. I don’t need to understand why things happen. I just need to put my faith in Him.
God sees the big picture. I just see what’s right in front of my face. The list of things I don’t understand is long and grows more every day but the truth is that I’m not designed to understand it all. I’m just supposed to have faith.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.
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