Sunday Scriptures — Coincidence? Hardly

Isaiahby Sandy Kirby Quandt

God met Moses at the Burning Bush in the wilderness, and told Moses to go to Egypt where he would deliver God’s people from slavery. But Moses gave excuses why he wasn’t the best candidate for the job. One excuse Moses gave was he was not an eloquent speaker. Even after God assured Moses God would give him the words to say, Moses balked.

God relented, and said he would send Moses’ brother, Aaron, along with Moses since Aaron spoke well. As soon as God agreed to send Aaron with Moses, who should appear on the horizon in the middle of nowhere? Aaron. Right on cue.

Coincidence? Hardly.

Before God and Moses had their conversation, God told Aaron to go into the wilderness to meet his brother. Because Aaron obeyed, he arrived at the exact moment God intended. God planned it all along. It was not a happenstance. It wasn’t a coincidence. It was God’s plan from the beginning.

God offered Moses the opportunity to be his spokes person, yet God knew Moses well enough to realize Moses would need Aaron at his side to accomplish God’s plan of deliverance.

Once Aaron arrived God instructed both men on his plan for their journey to Egypt, and the plan to deliver God’s people began to take shape.

The next time something happens in our lives which may be considered coincidence, perhaps we should look for God’s hand in the situation.

Have you had an event occur which others may think a coincidence, but you know better?

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Meanwhile the Lord had said to Aaron, “Go into the desert to meet Moses.” So he went to meet him at the holy mountain; and when he met him, he kissed him. Then Moses told Aaron everything that the Lord had said when he told him to return to Egypt; he also told him about the miracles which the Lord had ordered him to perform. Exodus 4:27-28 (GNT)

I wish you well.

Sandy

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carlajaneanderson

Yes, most recently I was reading Woven and Spun and praying at 4:30 am Thursday when a friend called because her daughter was just admitted to the hospital. Because God had awaken me early, I was able to get around quickly to her house to pray and to help care for her granddaughter while we waited for news and next steps.

Frances Gregory Pasch

This story is one of my favorites. When I was young, I had low self esteem and many times felt that others were more gifted than I was. But at the age of 50, when I developed a personal relationship with God, I realized that God had a special plan for my life. That’s when He surprised me with the gift of writing poetry. Throughout the years I have also learned to write devotions and other pieces. I am still writing and will be 83 next month. There are no coincidences when the Lord is involved.

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