Friday, January 16, 2009

Coincidence Schmoincidence

DH witnessed a car accident this afternoon that may have been caused by one of the drivers having a seizure. One car was sitting in the left turn lane and was hit by an oncoming car that swerved into it. From where he was, DH could very clearly see that the driver of the car that swerved was having a seizure. I asked him if the guy was shaking all over or jerking about, and it occurred to me that very few people would know to even ask that kind of question! If you don't know, the only reason WE know about seizures is from LB's episode last fall. We know that God had some purpose for putting us through all of that. Was it so that DH could be in the right place at the right time today to help someone else? (Because he recognized a seizure, DH was able to tell the emergency operator that the driver was having a seizure, and the operator was able to send out the appropriate vehicles/personnel for that situation.)

I don't believe in coincidences. I believe that everything we experience is according to His will, and our trials are to prepare us for future events, in one way or another. We experienced a lot of anxiety and worry last fall, but we also gained knowledge and experience. Perhaps the emergency personnel who responded to DH's call today were that much more prepared because they knew what to expect, and we are drawn closer to God because we are reminded that He directs all our paths and are in the palm of His hand.

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