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A Coincidence or the Hand of God?


Many people debate the validity of the Bible. It seems like a fairytale, almost make believe: Like “How could that possibly happen?” Well, I had an  incredibly powerful experience two days ago that I know was the hand of God. It started off with a note on facebook: my boyfriend had also read the book The Language of God by Francis Collins, and he wrote a short note restating Collins’ argument that the first book of the bible, Genesis; which is the explanation of God’s creation of the universe, goes hand-in-hand with the scientific theory of the “Big Bang.” After decades of scientific research, they have found that the universe was completely black for approximately 150 million years before there was light. The very first line of Genesis  written 3,500 years ago is totally consistent with this:

“…and the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.”

And so I ‘liked’ his note, and decided to re-post it on my own wall, because I wanted to share the message. After the note was posted, some people commented that they believed in the book of Genesis, many quoted the Bible, and for the most part they believed in God’s creation. However, there was one person in particular that was very adamant on denying the legitimacy of Genesis- and even went on to challenge the specifics of the Bible and how they happened in chronological order, according to ‘scientific’ standards. I knew the truth, and that the beginning of the world was in the book of Genesis, and that science supports it, as many leading scientists agree. The morning after, my boyfriend also posted a few comments with additional support to back up what I was saying and help further God’s Word. In the meantime, I was getting ready to go to school and was packing my things to make sure I had everything. I got into my car, and headed on my way. I was driving, and accidentally got onto the wrong on-ramp for the freeway, heading me in the opposite direction of my school. I shouldn’t have made the mistake, and although I am new to the area- I had been to school three other times and knew my way. And so I got back on the freeway, heading the right way. I then merged onto the intersecting freeway, my usual route. I notice a bright red truck up ahead in the distance, and as I approached it, I couldn’t believe what I saw- The truck said ‘Genesis,’ including the engraving on the license plate!!

I knew I had to take a picture to share on facebook because only 12 hours earlier I was posting about this! The odds are that I would see a car like this, on the exact freeway, are about 32 million to one. (Based on the number of registered cars in California.) And that’s not even counting the exact timing of it! It was truly an act of God, he knew I would share this story with you and hope that in turn, you too would believe that the beginning of the universe started with God Himself. 🙂

[Image: Courtesy Nicole Weider]

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  1. Kyla

    Posted by Kyla on September 18, 2013 at 16:26

    Do you have a clearer picture? Maybe you could look up the number on the license plate as a bible verse in Genesis.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by Lilliterra on December 9, 2011 at 18:55

    Nicole, do you beleive in Millions of Years? Have you ever reasearched young-earth creation?

    • Posted by Nicole on December 11, 2011 at 23:27

      what is that? Can you please send me a link?

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Christ4life on December 8, 2011 at 02:27

    wowwwww!!!! God is SO GOOD!

    i also have a blog for you that you can check out, its called: 365 daily promises, and everyday there is a new promise posted on the blog and i follow it everyday and everytime i know God is speaking to me through that promise;)

    for anyone who wants to check it out: http://www.365promises.com/

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by Samantha on December 8, 2011 at 00:02

    God is seldom early but never late

    – Shelly Roy

  5. Posted by on October 22, 2011 at 15:20

    I completely know what you mean by a God-given experience! For example, for the past two weeks I have been praying for a girl who used to be one of my very best friends…but then for many reasons i will not disclose she got vicious towards me and started attacking me to my face, behind my back, and on Facebook. Well then she comes back to me a couple days later and says that I need to get over it, forgive her, and go back to being friends like nothing ever happened. I felt like God was trying to help me make a decision about this relationship, but I was having trouble hearing His words. Then JUST TODAY I was at Mass and the priest was giving the homily. He had just read the Gospel story about the Greatest Commandment, but in the homily decided to focus mainly on the Second Greatest Commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”. Then he launched into an absolutely perfect speech about how the EXACT type of relationship I was having with my former friend needed to end, because we were parting ways and there’s nothing wrong with that. All you need to do is tell them goodbye and to wish them a wonderful life, and to feel no contempt towards them after you part ways. It won’t be easy, the priest admitted, but it’s what God sometimes tells you to do.
    Now isn’t that just the perfect answer to all my prayers!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by emilybrub74 on December 7, 2011 at 18:51

      the EXACT type of relationship I was having with my former friend needed to end, because we were parting ways and there’s nothing wrong with that. All you need to do is tell them goodbye and to wish them a wonderful life, and to feel no contempt towards them after you part ways.

      Hey Jacky, this is something I needed to hear in my heart. I tried to remove toxic friendships from my life but I did it in a not healthy or loving way. These two “needy, clingy, emotional” girl friends were really getting me down and so I built up a mental list of negative things about them so that I would have “reasons” for myself to not feel guilty about withdrawing. They complain/talk a lot and so my “withdrawal” strategy was to half-listen/ignore them ro just nod politely and unattached to what they were saying- I think I came across as feeling superior to them or that I didn’t like them. I had communion at church and we prayed quietly/thought about our sins and all of these bitter feelings towards old friends popped up and I felt really bad when I realized that my attempts to end teh friendship made the friend think that we were starting an enemyship.

  6. Posted by on August 21, 2011 at 14:21

    I love it when god speaks to us… It really inspires me!

  7. Posted by on July 19, 2011 at 13:36

    Science DOES go along with what the Bible says: first there was light, then the creatures of the water and land were created, then humans. This is how evolution goes, and exactly what the Bible says. Not a coincidence at all.

    • Posted by Nicole on July 20, 2011 at 20:00

      yes it IS!!! I’m going to make a post about that soon!

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by emilybrub74 on December 7, 2011 at 18:42

        So do you believe that evolution, not contradicting Genesis, could possibly be the process of how God created the Earth?

  8. Posted by on June 3, 2011 at 06:31

    i <3 that picture. There is another picture from 1960 when a person took a picture out of their window and it looked like Jesus was stepping down in a cloud form!google pictures of Jesus in the clouds then click images and it's the second one on the top!:)IT's also funny because some people say that we photoshop the pictures:/

    • Posted by Nicole on June 3, 2011 at 10:35

      I will! that’s so cool thank you for sharing Emily!

  9. Posted by on May 25, 2011 at 13:16

    There’s a twelve-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome who has been proven to have an IQ higher than Einstein’s and he has disproved the Big Bang theory. Scientists have checked his calculations and they are correct.
    The Big Bang theory doesn’t fit into the Bible or science. God created the world without any help from chemical reactions or scientific laws. In fact, He made scientific laws, too!

  10. Posted by on March 22, 2011 at 20:10

    My question is: What caused the big bang?

    God had a reason. He was the driving force behind creation.

  11. Posted by on March 3, 2011 at 21:19

    The photo you picked for this is amazing…it totally looks like the cloud is a hand!!!

  12. Posted by on February 18, 2011 at 22:26

    LOVE the hand of God photo-Def.not coincidence! 🙂