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God Works In Mysterious Ways August 27, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Joke, Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.

Chinaman-fishingOnce upon a time, the sole survivor of a shipwreck  washed up on a small, uninhabited island.

Exhausted, he managed to build a small hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

Every day, he scanned the horizon and prayed for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky.  Stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger, he cried out, “God! How could you do this to me?”

The next morning, he woke to the sound of an approaching ship.

“How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers.

“We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys. ~ Emma Bull

Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous. ~ Albert Einstein

Inspiration: e-mail from an unknown author.



1. cindy - August 27, 2010

I loved this, and will use Einstein’s quote a lot 🙂

nrhatch - August 27, 2010

Einstein had much to say about the magic and mystery surrounding us.

This quote is a particular favorite.

2. aardvarkian - August 27, 2010


nrhatch - August 27, 2010

I’m glad I saved all these old e-mails.

With just a bit of polishing, and a nip here and tuck there, their wisdom is worth sharing.

3. Naomi - August 27, 2010

Stunning story & quote! Thanks for sharing, Nance!

nrhatch - August 27, 2010

When I look back on my life, the “challenging” moments brought about the “best” changes.

The universe is filled with mysteries we’ve yet to explore.

4. Paula - August 27, 2010

In our home, “coincidence” does not exist. It’s all “God-incidence.”

nrhatch - August 27, 2010

Synchronicity and mystery. The hidden levers and pulleys of the divine.

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