I Cor. 15:44, Paul says, "There is a physical body,
so there has to be a spiritual body."
might paraphrase that text to read: "There are physical
senses, so there have to be spiritual senses." Our physical
senses are incapable of recognizing the spiritual dimension
which surrounds us, so we need spiritual senses to connect
us with the other side of our God-given nature. Coincidence
is one of those senses.
Anderson, an authority on coincidence, asks: "Is coincidence
evidence some as yet unknown spiritual law of nature?"
Dr. Carl Jung gave the name "synchronicity" to what
we call coincidence. He contended that thoughts or events
which share some common meaning are attracted to each
other like magnets.
of our life is cause-and-effect, which we can understand
as a rational principle in the physical world. Coincidence
is a reminder of the forgotten non-causal side of things.
That, in one sense, is its purpose. Since there are
least as many unconnected or non-causal events as there
are causal ones, coincidence can be seen as pointing
to this missing half of reality. Bernie Siegel, M.D.,
author of Peace, Love and Healing, describes coincidences
as "God's way of remaining anonymous."
may be that through the undiscovered law that controls
coincidence, God is trying to communicate with us. We
need to take these experiences more seriously: seek
them out, recognize them when they happen, and learn
what they have to teach us about the bridge between
the physical and the spiritual.