The sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. 14 There has been no day like it before or since, when the Lord hearkened to the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel.
(Joshua 10: 13b -14 RSV)
The good news and bad news for the children of Israel was they'd gained a reputation. Their reputation got all the kings of the Amorites fired up against them.
And the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua at the camp in Gilgal, saying, “Do not relax your hand from your servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us; for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the hill country are gathered against us.”
(Joshua 10:6 RSV)
1. God doesn't like bullies.
2. There's no limit to what God will do for his children.
3. God isn't scared off by seemingly insurmountable circumstances.
4. When we call on him, God answers.
5. God doesn't need our help, but he likes us to pitch in.
Dear Reader, how has the Lord shown his hand in your life? Are there times it's easier to see his hand than others? How would our lives change if we were like Joshua to ask and expect the impossible?