I just watched this video (you should too) and was reminded of a post I wrote a couple of months ago about always making sure we are available for God to use, as well as something that I experienced just last weekend. And I am again in awe of how God works in our lives and in the lives of those we come in contact with.

As I ran this past weekend in Alabama, I was planning on just being alone. I knew no one and it was a very small race. Not to mention, my knee had been giving me fits, so I wasn’t sure how much I could push it and still finish the race. About 2 miles in, another racer caught up to me and we started chatting. She had been trying to catch me and I would say that it was a God-thing for both of us. We stuck together and finished the race, even when she struggled and my knee started hurting. I truly believe that God brought me to her for encouragement and help, and her to me so that I didn’t push too hard and hurt my knee.

Some people may simply chalk events like this up to coincidence, but I don’t see it that way. I have experienced too many of these “coincidences” to brush them off as random. I believe that God is at work, and if we make ourselves available, he will use us.

What are your stories of God-at-work in seemingly coincidental ways?