The Grace of Serendipity

I do not remember what my dreams were last night but I knew I was crying during most of my sleep. My eyes were still smarting and wet when I woke up this morning. Sleep is an amazing phenomenon. I notice that lack of sleep more than diet or lack of exercise can drive up my blood pressure up really quick. During sleep, my body rids itself of toxins I have accumulated during the day. My psyche puts my spirit together again after being broken into pieces by the heartaches and traumas of the day. I truly get healed and become whole again during sleep. I wake up in the morning refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated. I am literally a new person each morning.

Thus, there is a certain order in things that make a lot of sense but never easy to understand. If there is a time for rest, there is a time for activities. Yes, to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven. Often, things seem to happen randomly in my life. Chance encounters abound. And I simply love experiencing serendipity. And yet, after a while a certain pattern emerges of me being led and guided every step of the way. I realize that nothing is random. Everything that happens in my life tells me that I am loved and cared for by some unseen Presence who loves me more than I or anyone else can ever do.

I sometimes doubt the reality of this Presence in my life, that I am truly loved and cared for, that I have indeed been born for greater things. Yet, it is only in surrendering in trust and confidence in Him that my life really starts to make sense. I hold on to His promise that my stay here on earth is not over until everything he has ordained for me has come to pass.

Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done wondrous deeds.

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.
I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.
Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away,
not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter
will pass from the law,
until all things have taken place.”
Matthew 5:17-19

This entry was posted in Encounter, Mystery, Presence and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s