Do things happen for a reason?

Today I was having a quick lunch with a friend here in Lugano, Switzerland, we were talking about Syria when a man came up and introduced himself to me after overhearing our conversation. He is Professor Dan Bahat, a leading Archaeologist in Jerusalem and expert on Middle East history. The conversation we had was interesting to say the least. He has invited me to stay at his home if I ever go to Jerusalem. This will lead to something more interesting for sure.