For some reason, this one bible verse keeps coming up in your head. You can’t remember the chapter and verse, but you remember it comes from one of Peter’s letters. It goes something like —
“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.“
At the coffee shop, you meet up with Pat and mention this passage.
“Second Peter. It’s 2 Peter chapter 3 verse 9,” Pat says, knowingly.
“What the?!” you are a little freaked out.
“Yeah, I dunno why, but I figured I should bring my bible with me since I am still deciding whether to keep it or throw it away. But when I got here, I went to go toss it in the garbage, and instead it fell on the table and opened to that page. So I began reading it.”
This strikes you both as … A BIG COINCIDENCE. Too big, in fact, to BE a coincidence!
You spend the next two hours discussing Pat’s questions and problems with religion but you keep coming back to the fact that you both came across the same bible verse.
Two weeks later you’re still talking about it, and have now dubbed it “the episode“.
Pat shows up at lunch and plunks the Bible down on the table.
“Remember, the episode?”
“Well check this out! Hebrews four twelve:
‘For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.‘”
You realize God is in control, and has been all along. And the more you get into His Word, the more His Word worms its way into your life — for the better!