The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!
Oh, how I wish I could pray for an extra day or two with the deadlines I have. It’s encouraging to know that my God can fix this, but not so much, hearing this was the first and last time he’d make time stand still.
The most plausible explanation for this miracle, if one is needed, is that God slowed the earth’s rotation to a crawl, instead of somehow stopping the movement of the sun. If we need to explain a miracle, let’s give God credit for a clean and effective way of defying nature, rather than unhinging the sun and using it as a follow spot.
We can pray that things do slow down around us, and that’s what usually happens. Extraordinary circumstances push out deadlines and stall runaway trains. There are a myriad ways for God to work behind the scenes to pull off a miracle in our eyes.
Face it. When you’ve got the T-shirt that says “I Stopped the Sun,” it’s not so hard to get someone else to drop a ball.