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A coincidence at the wedding

Something happened at the wedding this weekend.

As the outdoor ceremony began, the sun was glaring in our faces like a heat lamp. Many held their programs up for shade. I felt like a judge at some sort of gymnastics competition. But I could hardly see anything in the bright light.

Then, during the course of the ceremony, a shade come over the place.

It was like someone dimmed the lights just a little; and all those programs rested back on everyone's laps. The whole thing was so subtle it could easily have been missed.

But it struck me how quietly appropriate it was, as the young minister made the point the marriage is ordained of God.

These days we deny big miracles. And the little ones we call coincidences.


Psalm 121.5 The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade.

Jonah 4.6 And the LORD God arranged for a leafy plant to grow there, and soon it spread its broad leaves over Jonah's head, shading him from the sun. This eased some of his discomfort, and Jonah was very grateful for the plant.


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