Kathie M Thomas
It Happened By Design
Do you believe in God-incidences or do you think it's all a co-incidence?
The contributing authors in this book share their God-incidence stories, showing how a loving God does care about every aspect of our lives.
I was listening to my Pastor at church late 2005 and he was telling the story of Joseph’s betrayal by his brothers and how God had meant everything that happened to Joseph for good. Each person who met up with Joseph, and each circumstance he found himself in, brought him into contact with intended consequences.
Ps Rob used the word ‘God-incidence’ and it appealed to me. I’d never heard of it before but it was a very apt description of something that could be interpreted by man as a co-incidence, but in actual fact was a God-incidence.
I wrote the word down on the sermon sheet in front of me thinking I could weave it into a story somewhere and submit it to a Christian magazine or online publication. Blogging was still a new phenomenon to me but by the end of the sermon I realized I had more than one story in me – all factual events that had taken place in my life. When I returned home that day I purchased the domain name ‘god-incidence.com’, set up a new web space, installed Wordpress software and was on my way.
Imagine my surprise when I did a search on Google only to find that the term ‘god-incidence’ was not quite so new and was often used. I found that many others wrote about their life experiences too, often using these words and then I was contacted by a couple who were preparing to publish a book about God-incidences.