Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Wisdom from the Psalms

This was my daily devotion for today.

Psalm 66:6
"He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him."

Professor Marsh shook his head emphatically. He maintained that the story of the Red Sea was phony. Dr. Reed proposed that maybe they crossed somewhere else. Brother Allwell said true believers knew it happened just as it was written. For hours the men argued and fought. No one changed his mind, nothing was gained, faith was never spoken of, and the promoters of the debate thought, all in all, it was a great success.

What is the big idea? The fact is, the Hebrew people escaped the finest fighting force of its day by crossing a body of water that stopped the Egyptian army. A miracle is a miracle is a miracle. The how is not nearly as important as the fact that it did happen. Our God is a God of miracle and wonder. Praise Him for what He does, rather than for how He does it, and you will find your faith grows by leaps and bounds.


Prayer:
When Your miracles get reduced to topics for debate, I find I lose interest, Father. Refresh me with the strangeness and awe of Your power, Lord. Amen.

6 comments:

BrittLeigh said...

"A miracle is a miracle is a miracle. The how is not nearly as important as the fact that it did happen."

Wow! Good point. I like that. Thanks for this post.

Jonathan M said...

Very good post. A nice brief thought. Well-written. As C.S. Lewis said in Mere Christianity, we can eat the food and get the nourishment from it without knowing how the vitamins and proteins work.

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Excellent! I have noticed that while some Bible movies are fascinating, they also make the works of God seem less miraculous and more like chance or accident.

Monica said...

I must agree with everyone else. Very good post. But like Elizabeth said so many people and things try to down play the miraculous miracles that did and do happen.

the traveler said...

"A miracle is a miracle is a miracle. The how is not nearly as important as the fact that it did happen."

That's one of the best things about God, is that He cannot always be explained. "For My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts."

Ednella said...

I agree whole-heartedly with your prayer at the end! What an awesome God we serve. Yesterday I read 2 Samuel 22, which is almost a copy of Psalm 18. There was a really neat verse about God's strength that he gives us, and it reminded me of how awesome and strong He really is.