David Lee Brown
A God of Miracles, Not Natural Occurrences
“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.”
Freedom by the power of God
Moses and the Israelites had left the Nile Delta near the city Ramses, in the land of Goshen and marched for several days or possibly weeks. You can only move as fast as your slowest family when you travel in a multitude of some 800,000 men plus women and children (probably about 2 million people) and their livestock. The route the Israelites took is still being debated. God provided the route in scripture, but over the years names of places have changed, so we can’t be sure of the route. The route is not the important part of the exodus historical account though; it’s the miracle of the parting the Red Sea. On the map above you can see that the Red Sea extends northwest as the Gulf of Suez and northeast as the Gulf of Aqaba creating the Sinai Peninsula. You will also see the proposed routes that the Israelites took, according to the “experts.” Again, the route is not important. Pick one if you must, or just believe in the miracle.
Miracle dismissing scientists
Scientists want to dismiss miracles like the parting of the Rea Sea, the virgin birth, the parting of the Jordan River and the floating axe head from 2 Kings 6, Balaam’s talking donkey, and many others. They want to find naturalistic cause and effect science to explain these occurrences, but there is no good explanation except a genuine miracle from God. He is a God of miracles; a God capable of breaking the natural scientific laws that He created and put in place, the all-powerful, all-knowing God. So, we need to trust God and quit trying to explain how he did things and just trust that he will explain it when we get to heaven. Life is full of little disappointments and frustrations, so if you feel you must discover how God did something – get use to disappointments. We simply don’t have the intellect to discover how God circumvents natural laws, because we are subject to the natural laws that God put in place, but He is not subject to those laws.
Our God is the God of miracles – the acts of His Divine will. Trust God and his precious Word, the Bible. This is why faith is so important. If you can’t believe God’s miracles then how can you trust that you are truly saved? It’s all about faith. We receive God’s grace through our faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior. It’s all about faith.