Angels Unaware

Do you see the events in your life as random, disconnected dots?  Or do you see the golden thread of God's loving care weaving your life together to form a beautiful tapestry?

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For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; Psalm 91:11

Somehow, it's all connected.

I've written before about serendipity:

How we can find "coincidental" joys in small, seemingly random events.

I find that when I share these events, that I'm not the only one who sees them more as God orchestrated happenstances.

I was talking to a friend of mine who had dropped in to visit.

Somehow, I brought up what I feel as my lack of continued support from our church.  It has grown very large over the years and as I've participated less and less, I feel I have become "invisible" to the majority of the members.

I was expressing how there were simple things that the church could do that would help.  I'm sure the loneliness will be greater now, as my husband had been able to get to church and helped me stay somewhat connected.

It turns out that she and her husband are looking into how to make the church more disability friendly.

I receive a book in the mail that I've not been able to afford.  It's one several of my friends shared portions of with me. However, the person who gifted me knew nothing about that.

Coincidence, right?

A reader, who has become a friend through emails, tells me of the way she found my writings through a friend of hers.

Now she is a strong support for me.

I'm seeing more and more how everything is connected.  As I recently heard in a movie, "Sometimes you have to look very closely for it - but it's all connected."

Although Hollywood wouldn't admit it, they were talking about God.  How God is in control.  How nothing that happens is random. Everything has its purpose.

It is particularly challenging for me to accept that right now.

This is not the path I would have chosen for either my husband or myself.

Yet, for some reason, this is the path I am on.

I'm not sure where my life will go now.  Everything is different for me.

It's almost the same as when my illnesses began and I had to find my "new normal."

I'm sure there is a new normal out there waiting for me somewhere.  I just need to be open to that. I need to be aware of just how carefully God is guarding me.

I also need to trust that all of these events, each person who touches my life, each "coincidence" is recognized for what it is - a God-instance.

My encouragement for you today, my beloved reader, is that you look closely at what is around you.  Look for those connections, those little things that are telling you, "Child, I am still here.  I'm watching over you and I will never, ever leave."  

Amen and amen.

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  Hebrews 13:2 (KJV)


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