“The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “The LORD is with you, O champion!” Gideon said to him, “My Lord, if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us?”  JGS 6:11-12

No kidding! Sometimes I wonder if and why God is letting all hell break loose in my life. Gideon gives voice to all of our woe and frustrations. He goes on to remind the angel that the same God who delivered the chosen people from Egypt has now abandoned them to the oncoming horde of Midianites. In the 1991 movie, “Grand Canyon,” the characters are visited by angels in the disguise of strangers and have “coincidences” befall them that, in the end, bind them together. I have heard that we can only see the back side of the tapestry of our lives; knots of colored thread spreading out in random webs that seemingly  have no meaning. I have come to believe that there are no coincidences. I have the eyes of man while the Master weaves and stitches. Today I will look for my angel and my opportunity to be one.


by Andrew