First of all, what are we calling a Godly Coincidence? It’s something less dramatic than a miracle. In the commentary article “What’s the Point of a Miracle”, we called a miracle ‘any event of heavenly origin that breaks the natural laws of science, illustrating the mastery of God over all things, and pointing to His authority to lead us in life.’
Godly Coincidences also can serve to illustrate the mastery of God over all things, and pointing to His authority to lead us in life. But instead of breaking the natural laws of science, in this case God stays within the natural laws of science, but causes events to synchronize in a way that introduces a feeling of supernatural supervision. People who report Godly Coincidences commonly report three reactions:
1. The feeling that what just occurred is against the odds.
2. The feeling that what just occurred makes a life-giving connection with something that is very personal to us, and is often unknown to many other people.
3. The recognition that someone with supernatural abilities is willing to use them to love us. It is often correct to guess that God is behind this coincidence.
While we cannot prove that God is the driver behind such events, even when it happens to us directly, we can say that we sensed the possibility that “there is more here than what meets the eye”, and “I felt loved”. This reaction is hard for others to understand who have not benefitted from a Godly Coincidence. But for those who have, these events can solidify our faith and dedication to the God we felt to be real in our lives for even a brief moment.
To read true stories about Godly coincidences, go to the Wtness.org site’s category titled “Godly Coincidences”.