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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Coincidences!?

I recently finished reading 2 books by Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book, both mentioned in an earlier blog. One recurring idea that Thursday Next picked up from her father was that if it seemed like there were too many coincidences coming together at a certain point in time, then they probably weren't really coincidences.

Tonight I was reading over qoutes I'd written down from books that I've read. These 2 were on the same page, but from different books. That coincidence allowed me to thread together more meaning than each would have provided individually. (The sum is worth more than the parts?)

"God gave him just enough strenth for each day. No extra, none to invest for the future, but sufficient for each day." from Soul Harvest (part of the Left Behind series) by Tim LaHaye.

"She had often wondered exactly why the Lord's Prayer had the line in it "Give us this day, our daily bread." Now she thought she had it figured out. Perhaps it meant, "Let this day suffice."
from From Beginning to End by Robert Fulghum.

I remember the impact of these quotes at the time I read them. Usually I have the strength to get out of bed, make it to work and drag myself home again. By 8:30 pm my strength is gone. I've always grumbled and griped that I didn't have more strength. When I read the first quote, I stopped and thought about that concept in relation to my life. My whole paridigm shifted. Instead of feeling cheated, I felt grateful. I AM blessed with enough strength for each day! Thank-you, Lord, for giving me THIS day my daily bread. This day is enough. So what do you think, coincidence or not?

2 comments:

Myke said...

There are no coincidences in my opinion; only a loving, benevolent God who is involved in our DAILY lives, whether we know it or not.

Myke said...

PS

I loved those quotes independently and together - especially!