Odd or God …

“… every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.” Galatians 6:10

Today an incident happened I consider an “Odd or God” moment. I drove into the parking lot for my dermatology appointment and saw a white Saturn SUV with Iowa license plate. “What would be the odds of this being my brother Gary?” I thought. When the car made a u-turn, I glanced at the driver and indeed, it was my brother. How could we, who live about 15 minutes from one another, be at the same doctor at the same time? We waited for our appointments in the lobby and caught up on family news.

Every now and then, something like this happens and I rarely give God the credit for the coincidence. As for the dual dermatology appointments at the same time with different doctors, it gave me a chance to think about how God works in mysterious ways. There is no other answer for how or why we are placed in the right place at the right time to meet up with someone.

God’s mysterious ways create excitement in life—such as running into someone you know at an airport far away or running into a friend in the grocery store you’ve been thinking about and discovering they were in need of prayer. Some people might miss these opportunities by wondering around with their eyes closed.

Thank you, Lord, for pleasant happenings we can’t explain. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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