What is the synchronicity of God? A week ago, the director of my Bible study asked if anyone would share their testimony of how they came to know Jesus as their personal Savior. Several people shared their story. As I listened, I was thinking, “I should really video these.”
So, I brought my tablet on Sunday planning to ask a few of the people who shared the week before if I could record them. Becky just happened to be the first person that I asked. And this is her story:
Hit by a Freight Train
Is that not an amazing testimony of God having his hand in circumstances? All of these “just happened to” occurrences. If any one were not perfectly in line, she most likely wouldn’t have lived.
This is called:
the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.
A word coined by Jung to say, “We know there is a connection here, but we just don’t know what it is.” 1 Synchronicity. Wikipedia. Accessed 12 September 2013.
More specifically, the overwhelming love of God that can take circumstances outside of his will to work within it.
It is Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. ~ NASB 2 Romans 8:28 (New American Standard Bible.)
There is No Such Thing as Coincidence
A friend once told me that there is no word for coincidence, meaning random chance, in the original Hebrew language. The equivalent word, mikreh, means “a happening from God.”
But Hebrew – loshon hakodesh – is the holy tongue; the language in which G-d Himself spoke; the language in which He gave us His holy Torah. Therefore, there can be no true equivalent to any Hebrew word in another language.
Literally translated, mikreh means ìkarah míHaShem – it happened from G-d. The word itself testifies that nothing, absolutely nothing, occurs without His guidance, and this holds true from the most major to the most insignificant event. 3 Jungreis, Rebbetzin. Coincidence or Mikreh. Hineni.org. 7 April 2005. Accessed 12 September 2013.
Also on Sunday during the praise time, another person shared that she was driving on the freeway and felt that God was telling her to pull over. She did and a second later there was a huge accident, the cars right behind her were involved and if she hadn’t pulled over, she would have been as well.
Keep me safe, O God,
for I have come to you for refuge.
I said to the Lord, “You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you.”
The godly people in the land
are my true heroes!
I take pleasure in them!
Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods.
I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood
or even speak the names of their gods.
Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
You guard all that is mine.
The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
What a wonderful inheritance!
I will bless the Lord who guides me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.[b]
My body rests in safety.
For you will not leave my soul among the dead
or allow your holy one[d] to rot in the grave.
You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever. ~ Psalm 16:1-11 NLT
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|1.||↑||Synchronicity. Wikipedia. Accessed 12 September 2013.|
|2.||↑||Romans 8:28 (New American Standard Bible.)|
|3.||↑||Jungreis, Rebbetzin. Coincidence or Mikreh. Hineni.org. 7 April 2005. Accessed 12 September 2013.|