Saturday, August 1, 2009

What Has God Got In Store?

DaHubby often teasingly corrects me or the Vikings when we wish him or someone else "good luck!" He's says "no such thing as good luck." I know what he means - if God's in control of everything (and He IS) then there is no such thing as good or bad luck.

We also don't really believe in "coincidence" either. Again, if God is in control (and He IS) then there really isn't any coincidence.

Then, there's the family that we've now run into twice in 8 days. Before last Friday, we had never met them. When DaHubby and I went our for a date night last Friday, we talked about the family with five kids apparently all under 10 years old and how well behaved their kids were as we watched a community concert performance.

Then, today after lunchtime, we impulsively decided to jump in the minivan and go on a short road trip to South Bend. There's a relatively inexpensive kids' museum that we wanted to try. The weather was beautiful for a drive but was supposed to turn rainy before too long so we stopped by the ATM and off we went.

Later, we had spent 2 hours at the museum and then an hour playing at and wandering through one of the South Bend malls. By then we were all ready for some dinner. DaHubby and I picked Chick-Fil-A. And, who ends up sitting at the table right next to us? The same family from last Friday!

"Dad" is an engineer - like DaHubby. "Mom" is a former teacher who is homeschooling her crew - like my original plan with Flicka. She is from the east side of the state - like me. And, they attend a church - like ours - about 10 minutes from the house. As we chatted through dinner, it was like we'd known them forever.

Obviously, not believing in good luck or coincidence, this could only be from God. What are the odds that one family from our town with such similar background, training, and beliefs picked the EXACT day, the EXACT time, and the EXACT restaurant as we did in a town 45 minutes away from our homes?

As they left, I gave the mom my contact information and told her I'd love to talk to her about homeschooling, particularly since she's apparently the president of our local homeschooling group! LOL

I can't wait to see what else God has in store!


sara said...

Now I can't wait to see what happens!

Jennifer said...

That is cool. I love living those moments out when you know God is at work.