“Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel: ‘Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.’ So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped…” Joshua 10:12
Are we listening now? In the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas I wonder if we are listening now? Floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, terror attacks, wars and rumors of wars have been coming at us furiously and frequently, but have they caused us to listen? We keep searching for solutions to the problems as though there are solutions to the problems. We talk about better gun control or climate control, not understanding that we are not in control. But, God is in control, and when we walk by faith and not by sight we will see the only solution to the problems is for Him to do a miracle. Do you believe in miracles?
As I opened Joshua chapter 10 this morning, verse 12 jumped off the page. Joshua found himself in an impossible situation, realizing the solution to the problem was out of his control. Then God came along and performed two miracles. Firstly, He cast down large hailstones from heaven that destroyed the enemy. Secondly, after Joshua told the sun and the moon to stand still, God made it happen!
As we’ve been studying through Joshua, we’ve seen Joshua try to take control of the situation many times only to fail miserably. But now we see he learned from his mistakes and realized he was not in control and nothing was too hard for God. Jeremiah said it this way in Jeremiah 32:17, “Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outreached arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”
Do you believe in miracles? I believe many Christians today do not believe in miracles, and that is why they try to take control and solve the problems in our world through their own strength and wisdom. But every time we do that, we end up empty and frustrated. C.S. Lewis wrote, “The mind which asks for a non-miraculous Christianity is a mind in process of relapsing from Christianity into mere religion.”
Now is not the time to be a non-miraculous Christian. Now is the time to cry out to the Lord for a miracle. Please join us tonight at 7:00pm at the Allcott’s home as we pray for a miracle, and join us again on Wednesday night at the Portillo’s home as we open Joshua 10 to take a closer look at “The God of Miracles”.
God bless you all and hope to see you there!