Evangelical Christians will tell you there is no such thing as coincidences. The ever-watching, all-knowing, voyeuristic God of the Evangelical is involved in the most minute details of their life. He even counts the hairs on their head every day.
No matter what happens in their life, the Evangelical “sees” God.
Today, I went to the Dermatologist to pay for the skin sins of my youth. No cancer this time. Nothing out of the ordinary. She did remove a cyst from my face, a common problem for me. In, out, and done. Let’s eat.
We drove over to Penn Station to eat lunch.(the food was great) A local Fort Wayne radio station, K105, was having a live remote from the restaurant. While there I struck up a conversation with two of people who were doing the live remote.
I was shocked to meet fellow fans in Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne is Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers country. Reds or Bengals sightings are very rare.
What are the odds of three Reds/Bengals fans (not including my wife and children who are also fans) being in the same place, at the same time, in Fort Wayne, Indiana?
In my Christian days I would have viewed this as a God moment. These days, I am quite happy to say…it was a coincidence.
We all have things that happen in our lives that seem strange or we can’t explain. The Evangelical sees God in everything, including things that seem strange or defy explanation.
Here is how I translate the Evangelical view of my “moment” at Penn Station. All around the world people are suffering, starving, and dying of thirst. All around the world war is raging and governments are oppressing their citizens. So much “real” need, yet the Evangelical God made sure three Reds/Bengals fans were at Penn Station on Dupont Rd, in Fort Wayne Indiana, at 12:07 P.M. on July 12, 2012.
To the Evangelical I say:
Indeed, what a m-i-g-h-t-y God you serve.