— Midweek Meditations:
thoughts, inspiration and encouragement
from ACF community members —
Some of you probably read the story that was posted on the church’s distribution list about the planes that landed in Gander following the attack of September 11th. The story ended when we learned that one of the stranded passengers had set up a trust fund to enable Gander high-school students to attend university. The futures of these students were forever altered by that horrific event.
On a more intimate level, perhaps you had your tonsils removed at the age of 7. You became friends with another child in your room and years later, married her brother.
What do these two events have in common? They both are witness to seemingly random happenings coming together for a purpose. The 9/11 terrorists certainly did not have the best interests of Gander high-school students in mind. Nor did the doctor who admitted you for your tonsillectomy intend to play matchmaker. And yet there is, in retrospect a sequence, a master plan.
Years ago, speaking with Davina, we came up with the term to describe such events. We called them “Divine Choreography.” We knew the events were part of God’s plan and the inner connectiveness of such events – that movement, joining/entwining, lifting, parting – is often breathtaking. It is not random but according to some greater plan.
I thought how clever we were to come up with the phrase, but as it turns out, it is well known in many spiritual circles.
Think about it: those little nudges or decisions that seem so insignificant but, in retrospect have such momentous impact. Why did I decide to study German in high school when most of my friends took Spanish? And those are only the events we perceive. So much else is beyond our understanding. Years ago, I mentioned these connections to a friend and said that it would be good to see them. She wisely countered that, even if we could, we would be unable to fathom the entire picture.
As we bring to You our hopes, our troubles, our desires, ours sins, open also our eyes to see the magnificence of Your works and also Your actions. Let us find joy in the wonder of Your divine dance and help us trust that You, our all-powerful choreographer, will direct us as is Your plan.
Wishing you delight in perceiving/discerning divine choreography!