The readings this week reveal exciting accounts of God’s provision and rescue of his people using a man, Moses, who felt quite unequipped for the task. These are exceptional stories worthy of being made into a Hollywood blockbuster! In fact, these stories are so exceptional that some Christians have trouble believing that they actually happened and seek ways to explain away the supernatural provision of God. Some biblical commentators believe that the sea crossed by the nation of Israel was really only a body of water a few inches deep. Likewise, other scholars believe that the manna provided by God in the desert was really the natural by-product of a desert bug, not unlike a locust. Do you see any problems with explanations like these?
While some of these explanations make for interesting reading I continue to question why we, whose faith is based on a resurrected life, feel the need to explain away other supernatural occurrences in God’s word. If God has the power to bring life out of death, doesn’t he have the power to turn all the water in Egypt to blood? So here’s my question to you all:
What does it, or what would it take for you to believe in supernatural occurrences such as what you are readying this week?