It was no coincidence. But guess from which passage was today's sermon preached from? The exact one I was meditating on over the past few days: Col 1:9-14.
The verse that stood out for me today was this:
For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. (Colossians 1:13-14 NLT)
Therefore, live day by day in joy and thankfulness with endurance and patience made possible by the power that God has given us.