There was a day, not so long ago, when scientists at NASA were checking the position of the sun, moon and other planets. All this to see where they would be in 100 years and then 1000 years from now.
This was necessary, of course, so that any satellites sent out there would not bump into something undesirable in its orbits.
But soon the computers they were using came to a sudden halt. Either the information fed into them were un-computable or the results, compared to the standards, were wrong. What could the matter be? . . . there was a missing day.
Said the Christian to the scientists, "In the book of Joshua . . . Joshua asked God to stop the sun from going down." You see, if the darkness came, Joshua's enemies (who now surrounded him) would have the advantage. But as long as the sun was up Joshua and the Israelites seemed to be winning the battle. Thus the request was made to keep the sun shining. Said God to Joshua, "Yes."
The sun stayed in the sky for almost a full extra 24 hours.
"This would explain the missing day," replied the brilliant minds. "Well, almost. The elapsed time missing in Joshua's day was 23 hours and 20 minutes. We are still missing 40 minutes."
Said the Christian to the scientists, "In II Kings, chapter 20, Hezekiah asked Isaiah if God would bring the shadow back 10 degrees." This would be the sign to Hezekiah that indeed he was not dying that day.
"Ten degrees," the scientists replied. "That would equal 40 minutes."
And so it was logged into the Nasa logbook that the 23 hours and 20 minutes in Joshua together with the 40 minutes in II Kings is the missing day in the realm of man.
Book of the Month
Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Penned in ink by The Gatekeeper at 8:57 PM