Time, Chance and Purpose

My father, who served in the trenches on the front lines of WWII, sometimes speaks of the randomness of events and how the mind tries to manufacture stories in order to make sense of it all.  Having had a few NDE's (Near Death Experiences) myself, I'm not sure what to make of them. This is a pretty wild montage of fantastic timing and some events that could have been tragic but somehow were not.

Miracles?  Chance? The result of prayer?  Karma?


(Thanks, George.)