Making an attempt to disprove something in the Bible or “explain it away” is nothing new. The latest attempt at this was done by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Using computer simulations, they were able to emulate how the wind could push the waters back far enough in the Red Sea that it would enable Moses and other people to cross over. They call this “fluid dynamics.” In other words, they are trying to prove that if this really happened it was a natural cause rather than a supernatural.
OK, so let’s say it was the wind. Who was in the wind? We know the account in Luke 8:22-25 that declares how even the wind and the waves obey Jesus. God, being the Creator of all that exists most certainly has the power to manipulate, change or alter anything in nature. He holds the world in His hands.
Yet it is attempts at explaining things in the Bible that take away from the foundation of our faith. Sometimes there really isn’t an explanation. Some things we will never know this side of heaven. If we were able to explain everything, we would have no need for God. We would possess all the knowledge and know-how that is necessary.
Yet as believers we walk by faith and not by sight. What we see is not always what is. We understand that many things, including accounts in the Bible, do not have a logical or rational explanation. That’s because as humans it is hard to think illogically or irrationally. We want explanations and reasoning. We want hard and fast facts that help everything to make sense.
This is not the basis of a Christian’s life. We walk a path of faith that allows us to trust even when things don’t make sense. It isn’t just in the way of supernatural events like the parting of the Red Sea but it is in everyday life—when we face losses, difficulties and challenges.
Let’s not be like the world who tries to explain away or rationalize why something is. Let the miraculous and the unexplainable only deepen your faith.