I am trying to come up with a single word that describes the saying "meant to be" in a poetic and prophetic manner (but I am not looking for a fantastical description that talks too much about fate).
Specifically this is referring to a situation where Neil deGrasse Tyson succeeded Carl Sagan as host of the show 'Cosmos'. In Carl Sagan's personal journal, he had mentioned that he had always wanted to meet Neil deGrasse, since he had a lot of respect for him.
Anyway, it was almost "meant to be" that Neil deGrasse would become the next host of Cosoms. The closest word I could think of was "poetic." -- It was very "poetic" that Neil deGrasse would take over as host of Cosmos...but it is not exactly the word I am looking for.