Last week we discussed the fact that when your friend spills coffee on your lap, God as the first cause used second causes like physics to burn your lap. God built rules into the world. We have discovered many of these rules discovered through science. Some of them, we can understand how they work. Others, we merely pretend to understand.
As the one who wrote the rules, however, God is not bound by them. We observe the movements of planets and see that this movement is what causes day and night. The movement is caused laws within physics and can’t be stopped—except when one fellow got the idea to call on the God who built the thing to make it it all stop. God condescended and the heavenly bodies heeded a sort of divine pause button.
Another example of this is a man’s conversion. While God uses ordinary means (preachers to proclaim His Word), it is His effectual drawing through the Holy Spirit which ultimately makes a difference. In this sense, God works miracles everyday which are far more impressive than when the sun stood still in Joshua 10.