Coincidence or Miracle?
“The sin of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.” 1 Timothy 5:24-25
Someone once said, “Coincidence is God’s way of performing a miracle anonymously.” Every day I’ve spent in this ministry, I’ve come to understand that miracle is a better word than coincidence because of the incredible revelations that God gives in simple daily events.
In my life there have been many of these types of miracles that stand out upon reflection ... The first baby the Lord ever used me to save bears the name I gave my aborted son – Jesse. A Christian ministry called Focus on the Family moved to my town of Colorado Springs at the same time I was looking for work. And then there are the numerous times when I’ve made an airline flight with only seconds to spare – I’ve found that one or two minutes between flights is plenty of time when God wants me to be somewhere.
Another “coincidence” was when a friend at Focus told me she and her husband wanted to adopt a baby. Just three days later a woman called and said that the Lord had told her that a couple who worked at Focus would be her baby’s adoptive parents. They got together and little Daniel is now five years old and greatly loved by his adoptive mom and dad – and now two siblings!
Needless to say, God’s miracles are not coincidences. They are just His way of working without drawing much attention to Himself. And each miracle serves to build our faith. We must remember that He has posted His angels around us to ensure that His work is accomplished. The next time a “coincidence” occurs, remember to praise Him!