Discussion: Coincidence? Or Sign From God? What Does it Mean?


I feel like I owe you all an apology.  I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while, but have not been able to.  To be completely honest, I’ve been kind of embarrassed about it.  Maybe there’s some sort of pride issue or something there, but I really don’t know.  Whatever the reason, it’s kept me from writing about it…until now.

I’d also like to do this a little bit differently.  I don’t have a lesson or a reminder for you this time.  I’d love to hear all of your thoughts and opinions on this current situation.

Melanie and I have had this conversation before.  Throughout our relationship together, whenever we were in a time of financial struggle, we always somehow, someway managed to get by.  Sometimes it was gifted money to us, or some sort of extra income, or something that just be enough.  For example, most recently, the second half of 2018 and 2019 so far has not been easy.  Since August 2018, my contract position was renewed with one stipulation: it was part-time hours.  Now at first, this was actually a pretty good blessing in disguise.  I was able to have my income topped up by Employment Insurance (EI) as well as be more available at home for Melanie, who was pregnant with Elizabeth.  Everything was going quite well, until January.  Elizabeth was no older than a month old at this point when I find out that EI was no longer available as a financial supplement.  It just so happened, that at this point in time it was coming upon tax season.  We did our taxes and were able to receive enough to get us along so far up until present day.

But there’s more…

This past April, my contract ended.  On one of my last days, I received a job opportunity from a co-worker to apply on.  Things were looking up.  I had a telephone interview with them and I also had a second interview in person with them as well.

It was on the way home that it happened…

As I was nearing home, a car pulled in front of me.  The license plate of the vehicle instantly grabbed my attention:  JHN 216

Once I got home, I immediately went for a bible and looked up John 21:6.  This is what it said:

Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!”  So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it.

I can’t help but feel like this verse is trying to tell me something or that there is some importance to it.  However, I don’t know what it could be.

Was the license plate God-directed so that I would find that bible verse?  If so, what could it mean?  OR Am I reading too much into a simple license plate?

Thanks for reading!

God bless!

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