Serendipity has been defined as the ability to make helpful or pleasant discoveries while looking for something else; the word can also refer to the discoveries themselves. Today’s post has to do with serendipities.
Last week my sister and brother-in-law (and their daughters and families) and I had some good times going over memories of my Mom, Mona Manuel, who passed away on September 13. Tonight I was thinking of how our family used to go on short trips up-island, sometimes just for the afternoon. (We lived in Victoria, BC.) There were several towns we would go to, including Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, and Qualicum. We would stop and look at various tourist attractions, shop, go on picnics, etc. One particular time we came across something we didn’t know was there before – I think it was an interesting antique shop, but I can’t remember for sure. Anyway, my Mom explained the word “serendipity,”and how this was an example of one. After that, she used to call these little trips “serendipity trips.”
In pondering this tonight, I realized she has now gone on the ultimate “serendipity trip.” The Bible mentions that eye hasn’t seen, nor ear heard, the things God has prepared for those who love Him. I can picture Mom strolling around heaven in amazement, enjoying all the “serendipities” God has for her to enjoy.
Here’s a related song:
I Want to Stroll Over Heaven with You
Have you had any serendipities lately? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.