I believe that God is intimately involved in the details of our lives. I don’t believe that He is some sort of cosmic puppeteer, but I do believe that He works in mysterious ways and could even provide signs to encourage His children. Something happened yesterday that I am “choosing to see” as divine encouragement rather than just mere coincidence. You may choose to see otherwise.
Please allow me to provide some background first. Our son Isaac really liked trains. Someone who worked for Norfolk Southern gave him a gift bag of various train-related items, which included the “Toys for Tots” train hat that he frequently wore and a bumper sticker that read “I brake for trains”. Isaac had placed the sticker on the side of one of our toy containers. Below is a link to an example of that sticker:
Yesterday I was faced with a rather difficult situation. As I was driving and asking God for wisdom and that He would be glorified through me in handling the situation, I imagined a conversation in Heaven. I imagined Isaac watching these events unfold along-side of God. I then imagined that God told him “you see, your dad’s heart is to glorify me in how he conducts himself”. I finally visualized a satisfied smile across Isaac’s face as if to say “I’m proud of you dad – keep going on for God”.
As I closed my prayer, I intellectualized that it is nice to imagine such a conversation but I can’t be sure that such a one would take place. Actually, I can still not wholly make that claim. However, immediately after closing my prayer, a white truck passed me on the left – and guess what bumper sticker was pasted on its tailgate!
So, a divine sign or merely coincidence?