The Torah teaches us that there are no "coincidences". The Hand of Hashem causes things to take place, and directs events in specific directions. The daily "laws of nature", such as the rising and setting of the sun are controlled by Divine Providence. At the other end of the spectrum are those radical departures from the "laws of nauture", known as "miracles", which are obvious to all as being divinely inspired. Even the day-to-day occurrences in your life — the simple, seemingly unimportant and insignificant details of each and every one of your activities, are controlled by HaShem…
Throughout the day there are many amazing things that happen that may seem to be coincidences. Everybody has some story of something that happened to them, where things seemed to be going really bad and then something unexpected happened and things turned around for the good. Here is one:
Mr. Levi was driving in his car one day, listening to a Torah tape as he often enjoyed doing. He was going along on his way, when suddenly he heard a loud honk. He turned to see a swerving pickup truck careening toward him from out of nowhere. Fortunately, he was able to react just in time to avoid a serious, possibly fatal collision. Although his car was fine, he was a wreck. He pulled over to catch his breath and compose himself. As he played the scene over in his mind, something didn’t make sense. Who honked the horn? It sounded a bit different than a regular horn sound. Eventually he figured it out. He replayed the Torah tape and just at that point, there was the sound of a loud horn honking in the background. Apparently, when the lecturer (the Rabbi giving the lecture), delivered the presentation, a truck driving past the building honked its horn just at that moment.
Mr. Levi’s dedication to Torah learning saved his life. The mitzvah (good deed) saved his life.
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