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The day the sun stood still

Posted by: David Carroll

Joshua 10:12-14 (NKJV)

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, Till the people had revenge Upon their enemies.

Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the Lord heeded the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel.

It takes a simple faith to believe that God stopped the earth from turning for a period of time just so Joshua could finish his battle with the Amorites. If you have any scientific training, you are pushed to the very edge of your credibility to be able to swallow this miracle of God. I know that God can do this, after all He is God, but what about all the physics of stopping and restarting the rotation of the earth revolving at about a thousand miles per hour? Wouldn't that be felt in a major way by those on the earth?

Think about this however, how much harder is this miracle than the seemingly "simple" miracles like turning water into wine, or causing a blind man to see, or multiplying bread and fish to feed the five thousand. If you can believe in those, and I do, then it should be no harder to believe in this one. Once you get past that, your faith becomes very simple like a child's again.

Mark 9:24b (NKJV)

"Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"

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