Friday, March 25, 2011

The sun stood still

Joshua prayed, "Let the sun stand still..." in front of all the people!

Wow, how many new believers did they have that day? Faith shown in a big way by Joshua with openly praying Lord let the sun stand still and the moon stay over the valley and it did!

I imagine those men fighting the battles and being in awe the whole time. God provided them a 24 hour period of time to get the job done, so to speak! Several commentaries differ on this story, some say it was an eclipse that hid the sun so the soldiers would not tire so easily from the heat. Some think it was a local refraction of the rays like a local darkness seen in Egypt...all of these at least to me take away from the power of God!

God is the creator of the universe, if He wants the sun to stand still it will. Did it? The Bible says it did, so I think so. I don't want to get into a big discussion of whether things in God's Word happened or not...I know that God is all powerful and that if He wanted them to happen they did! I also know that God's Word passed from people to people through time, but this doesn't matter to me...because I always come back to the fact that God is all powerful and all of it could happen with God!!! So, if He commanded the sun to stand still it did!

Did you notice the hailstones? The source of the stones was from God! Second they were so big they were able to slaughter more men than a sword and they were only falling on the enemy. God is so big --- we just have trouble grasping His power and might!!!

I serve a BIG GOD that is able to anything and everything He wants to...

Sweet blessings,

Prayer Special: Cambodia is the prayer country from Operation World today...Religion in Cambodia is Buddhism with over 80% of the population worship a stone God. Yes not a real God a stone God. The children in Cambodia suffer a great deal over 1.5 million children are child labourers earning their family living. Many homeless children and orphans are scattered throughout the nation and are street kids and unwanted children.

1 comment:

Frankie said...

I agree totally in how great a God we serve and that He can do anything He wants!

I offer these scriptures to those who may still have doubt and wonder if they can believe all that is written in the Bible.
From 2 Timothy 3:16-17, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

My NIV footnote says, that Paul affirms God's active involvement in the writing of Scripture, an involvement so powerful and pervasive that what is written is the infallible and authoritative word of God.

Yes, God can do what He wants with the sun, the moon and the stars He made them! Genesis 1: 16 and Psalm 74:16 are just a couple of Scriptures that tell us of our Creator's ability.

We believe so many other things in life why can't we believe that The One who created all creation was able to give us the truth in a book called the Bible. Ask Him to reveal truth to you and He will. It is His desire that you believe Him. Yes, He is able to do all things!