Serendipity strikes across the sea again

Yep – yet another ‘God-incidence’ showing we live and breathe in Him and by His Grace. Am still so grateful 26 years later: thank you for saving me Lord.

Upon checking my email earlier today I noticed these two heading up my blog’s in-tray:

51GZypJOzzL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_Upon opening the first I find a re-blog of a post by Scottish-born Paul Eliot dedicated to Tim Shey, the High Plains Drifter whose pilgrimage on the roads of America reminded Paul he’s a stranger on the earth. Now that reminds me I was dreaming only hours earlier of looking at some crinkly terrain I knew was somewhere in mid-West USA (maybe ‘badlands’, Dakotas?).

But what hit me between the eyes was a reference in Tim/Paul’s post that relates to one I’m drafting for later today on the return of a prodigal.

And today’s encouraging prophetic word from Scotland connects not only into the Americans’ theme of the Presence but it also relates to the prodigal’s situation!…


Come to me all who are weary, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Come away with me that I might refresh you – your body, soul and spirit.

Come and be with me, stay with me, abide and remain in my presence. I am all that you need. It is good to be still and know that I am God. Do not be distracted by the things of the world around you but instead come into my presence where you can look upon me, your strength and your song,

I am all that you need. I am your provider and I am your protector. I am your lover so remain here in me.

My child, remember who you are – an overcoming child of the Most High. All power and authority are given to those who abide in me.

John 15:4-5
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

Note: for more about the significance of serendipity read God-incidents page.

8 thoughts on “Serendipity strikes across the sea again

  1. Here is a good quote from a well-known son of Scotland:

    “The disciple who abides in Jesus is the will of God, and his apparently free choices are God’s fore-ordained decrees. Mysterious? Logically contradictory and absurd? Yes, but a glorious truth to a saint.”

    –Oswald Chambers

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  2. What is especially amazing about this, Richard, is that your blog had been recommended to me by a friend only a few months ago, which is when I wrote the post. So good to hear from you. Also, my dad had written to me a few days ago saying that ‘abiding in Jesus’ from John 15 may be God’s word over 2016. Every blessing,

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