If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Prayer can bring about many things that cannot be explained by the laws of nature or common sense. This is so because God Himself, to whom the whole creation owes its being and the laws to which it is subject, is of course not bound by any limits He has placed on it.
People say, “The exception proves the rule.” God has therefore reserved for Himself the right to intervene in nature. With his limited insight man cannot understand that, so long as he refuses to admit God’s right to do so.
The greatest miracle of all is the new birth. For anyone who has experienced this miracle in his life, all others are possible. Whoever has not been born again, however, sees only impossibilities everywhere.
In cold countries like Canada it occurs frequently that water freezes, or that a river flows under a layer of ice that is so thick that one can walk over it without any danger. But try explaining such a bridge that the river has itself made to the inhabitants of tropical countries, who have never seen ice. They will tell you that it defies common sense. This example clarifies the distinction between those have been born again and can thus appreciate the Lord’s wondrous working and those who live only for this world and know nothing of the spiritual life of a Christian.