Coincidence = A remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection; correspondence in nature or in time of occurrence; concurrence, accident, chance
Luke 10:25-37 (AMP)
25 And then a certain lawyer arose to try (test, tempt) Him, saying, Teacher, what am I to do to inherit everlasting life [that is, to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah’s kingdom]?
26 Jesus said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it?
27 And he replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
28 And Jesus said to him, You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live [enjoy active, blessed, endless life in the kingdom of God].
29 And he, determined to acquit himself of reproach, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
30 Jesus, taking him up, replied, A certain man was going from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him of his clothes and belongings and beat him and went their way, [unconcernedly] leaving him half dead, as it happened.
31 Now by coincidence a certain priest was going down along that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 A Levite likewise came down to the place and saw him, and passed by on the other side [of the road].
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled along, came down to where he was; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity and sympathy [for him],
34 And went to him and dressed his wounds, pouring on [them] oil and wine. Then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him.
35 And the next day he took out two denarii [two day’s wages] and gave [them] to the innkeeper, saying, Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I [myself] will repay you when I return.
36 Which of these three do you think proved himself a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?
37 He answered, The one who showed pity and mercy to him. And Jesus said to him, Go and do likewise.
Praise Your Mighty Name, O God. Coincidence is God keeping a low profile according to my husband. Oh, that we see You and it is to Your honor and glory, O Lord.
You are not odd; nor are Your actions. How You orchestrate “chance” encounters that we see as coincidence is simply Your plan in action … IF … and when … we stop long enough to connect the dots. May I be still long enough to see You, O Father God, in the everyday odd events and occurrences. May I be neighborly and go and do likewise, as Your Word says.
May I see … and seek … You in the odd, O God, that I may glorify You.
In Jesus name. Amen.
Have you experienced some odd event?
Or some odd encounter that made you pause?