En route to an enjoyable daytime gig this morning where I get to walk to work in the crisp autumn air through city streets bustling with activity in faint sunlight, I ran into an old acquaintance I’ve worked on and off again at TNDC. He’s a manager there, a very nice hard working little guy who always manages to blush all over himself every time we run into each other.
We shook hands and, again, shared a lovely conversation of people we both knew at TNDC as we sauntered to where he was going up Eddy street 1/2 block away where they are remodeling a senior housing.
We smiled and wished each other happy holidays, and I continued on my way to where I was headed two blocks away. It was then that I started thinking about recurrences and just exactly what is fate.
Fate, being a noun, is the development of events beyond a person’s control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power “fate decided his course for him..”
Examples of FATE
Even what we would normally call “chance” or “fate”, I suppose, is always under God’s control more than our own; although, we are given free will. “The lot is cast into the lap, / but its every decision is from the LORD” (Proverbs 16:33). In other words, God does not take a “hands-off” approach to running the world.
Everything that happens is made to work out according to God’s purpose.