Postaday 20: COINCIDENCE

“I don’t believe in coincidences.”

The act of disbelieving in coincidences does not render them nonexistent, but rather implies a quality of dubious existence in which one is free to believe or not.

But still, I have not changed the truth about coincidences by my statement. I have not assured their dubious existence.

Now, if I don’t believe in coincidences, and a coincidence shows itself pretty clearly, I can rationalize it away. But what if coincidences really do run everything, and they require belief in those who don’t want to “happen to” spend eternity in a string of never-ending tragic coincidences?

I don’t believe in true-blue, cosmic accident coincidences, because I believe in a sovereign God.

(Of course, there are plenty of events that I’m happy to call coincidences, because the word still represents a seemingly random, too-good-to-be-true phenomenon that He controls).

 

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