When Moses reminds the people of their encounter with Amalek he tells them Remember…how he chanced upon you on the way and cut down all the stragglers…To Jethro in our parasha, Moses phrases things differently: And Moses recounted to his father-in-law…all the hardship that had found them on the way…Where the people remembered chance encounters, Moses saw fateful meetings. To live with faith means to assume that things – especially big things – don’t just chance upon us but rather they are sent and find us for a reason.