Can be defined as good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries. Its origin could be traced back to the 1754 Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip.
Most of the greatest discoveries and inventions known to humankind are products of unexpected discoveries. It is what I call a Burning Bush experience, coined from Moses’ chance encounter in the wilderness which led to his meeting with Yahweh, and the mandate to deliver his people from slavery in Egypt.
There are lots of other examples of this term in play from the bible, but as I ponder over this word this morning, I hear these words from Wise King Solomon in his effort to grapple with this concept thousand of years ago;
I also observed under the sun that the race doesn’t always go to the swift, nor the battle to the mighty, nor food to the wise, nor wealth to the intelligent, nor favor to the knowledgeable, because accidents can happen to anyone.
Friends I pray for good accidents for you this year; your efforts shall not be in vain, and that you encounter goodness and mercy in all your endeavours, all the days of your life – amen!