Thursday, June 9, 2011


Why must we call the birth of a child-probably the most spectacular example of ordinary divine providence-"a miracle," in order to acknowledge God as its ultimate source? A child's birth is clearly not a miracle; it does not result from God directly and immediately intervening in the natural course of things. It is the ordinary result of the right use of the proper means, from conception to delivery. Nothing could be more natural. And yet nothing could be a more marvelous testimony of God's providence.

Christians must recognize God's hand not only in the marvel of miracle but also in the splendor of providence ...

Michael Horton, A Place for Weakness

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