Coincidence or God-ordained Incidence?

small boy and girlHave you ever wondered if what just happened was a coincidence, or if it was a God-ordained incidence?

I know I’ve experienced such times. What I’m learning is, more likely than not, God orchestrated those times for his purposes. I may not have seen it as such when the event happened, but looking back, I could see God’s hand at work.

That’s what happened to Moses when God met him at the Burning Bush in the wilderness. God told Moses to go back to Egypt. God had a plan. His plan included sending Moses to Egypt. From there, Moses would lead God’s people out of slavery. He would lead them to the Promised Land.

God had a plan. Moses had excuses.

One by one, Moses told God why he wasn’t the best candidate for the job. One of the excuses Moses gave was that he was not an eloquent speaker. He didn’t see himself as the right man to speak on God’s behalf to Pharaoh. Even after God assured Moses God would give him the words to say, Moses balked.

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

Coincidence? I don’t think so. More like a God-ordained incidence.

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 orchestrated plan from the beginning.

God offered Moses the opportunity to be his spokesperson. Still, God knew Moses well enough to know Moses wouldn’t want to go alone. God knew Moses would need Aaron at his side to accomplish God’s plan of deliverance for the Israelites.

After Aaron arrived, God informed both men of his plan for their journey to Egypt. With the two brothers on board, God’s plan to deliver his people began to take shape.

It took forty years for the Israelites to reach the Promised Land. Neither Aaron nor Moses lived to see that day. Even so, their initial meeting at the Burning Bush was no coincidence. It was a God-ordained incidence.

The next time something happens in our lives which may be considered coincidence, perhaps we should look closer. It just might be a God-ordained incidence instead.

When have you had an event occur which others think is a coincidence, but you felt was God-ordained?

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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)

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