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Wonderfully Weird

I cut my head while brushing my hair this morning. Wonders never cease. I have no idea how I did it, and I had no idea hair maintenance could be so dangerous.

As I was tending to my wound (okay, that may be dramatic, but stay with me…), it made me think of something:

Weird things happen all the time.

I’ll give you another example. Last night, I was perusing Facebook, looking for groups that related to businesses, marketing, and copywriting. I may have gone a little overboard, but I joined a lot. One such group had a member who requested to message me.

We ended up chatting for a bit and now I’m going to be pitching her some copywriting services I could offer her company.

I did not expect that to happen on a Tuesday night Facebook session. Totally random. Such a coincidence, right?

I don’t think so.

I’m convinced that we should rename ‘coincidence’ to ‘God-incidence’. He is sovereign over all, working and guiding and directing, over all.

There’s no doubt in my mind that God knew I was going to find that Facebook group and that lady was going to message me. He also knew that, just minutes before, I was watching instructional videos about pitching techniques. AND He knew that I would be feeling nervous afterwards; He made sure that my neighbor who always lets their dogs out just when I’m falling asleep would keep them in for the night, so sleep could come fast, for once, and I wouldn’t have time to overthink and worry all night.

See what I mean? God-incidences.

Maybe I should email Merriam Webster, or whoever is in charge of adding words to the dictionary. We need to make this word known. Just like we need to make God known.

Oftentimes, I think we have a tendency to keep our faith to ourselves. Let’s face it, talking about Jesus in the secular world is probably not going to win you any popularity contests.

But staying silent-- that’s not what we’re here for.

At my church, Living Word, we are studying Acts right now. One of the verses we keep cycling back to is Acts 1:8:

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Friends, this is what we are called to do.

Who cares if we get weird looks; we are supposed to talk about Jesus!

After all, weird looks, weird Facebook encounters, weird head injuries, weird anything, don’t have to be that bad.

We serve a God who work wonders out of weird.


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