Scripture to reflect upon: Exodus 7:8
"The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 'When Pharaoh says to you, "Perform a miracle," then say to Aaron, "Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh," and it will become a snake.'”
Miracles: Science or science fiction? God or man? Supernatural or natural?
I recently purchased an Archaeological Study Bible that provides insights and evidence (proof) that the accounts in the bible are indeed fact. But how can we explain miracles?
I had a conversation with several people yesterday concerning the miracles of Moses before Pharaoh. And upon revealing the scientific “theory” of how those miracles could have been possible, everyone around me explained miracles away. Instead of calling them what they are, they decided to claim that miracles aren’t really miracles, they’re just things we haven’t figured out how to do yet ourselves.
Scientific proof shows that the “miracles” Moses performed were indeed plausible based on certain things that take place within nature. But let’s not forget who created nature!
One example is the Nile turning to blood and all the fish dying and the river sinking. This is how that “miracle” was performed:
“When the [Nile] is at its lowest, in May, the water is sometimes red (from the soil brought down from Ethiopia) and unfit to drink, and fish do die” (Exodus 7:14-24 study notes, NIV Archaeological Study Bible).
If this statement gives evidence that “nature” was the cause of the miracle, does that then discredit God? It continues:
“God directed Moses to lift up his rod at precisely the right time. Once the time was disclosed the Egyptian magicians were able to do likewise.”
God created everything. He is all-knowing. God knew how to use his own creation to allow Moses to perform miracles; and He provided the timing. Science doesn’t explain it away; it only solidifies the actual miracle! How miracles are achieved, scientifically, does NOT negate the actual miracle itself.
NOTE TO SELF: It’s wonderful to know that there is rhyme and reason to God’s ways, but never overlook the splendor and glory of God’s creation and His technology. God is the ultimate Scientist. He is the founder and creator of technology and science. That is how miracles happen.