In the book of Joshua has a unique story in the Bible. After the death of Moses Joshua is appointed as the successor of the Israelite people. After 40 long years in the wilderness, the nation of Israel has arrived at the border of the Promised Land. Joshua, who is determined to take the land that God has promised his people, begins a campaign to take it.
As the battle goes on Joshua does something that seems too ridiculous to believe:
12 On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel:
“Sun, stand still over Gibeon,
and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.”
13 So the sun stood still,
and the moon stopped,
till the nation avenged itself on its enemies,
as it is written in the Book of Jashar.
The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.
Did you miss it? Joshua prayed one of the shortest and most bizarre prayers in the Bible. Joshua asked God to hold the sun and moon in their place so that he and the rest of his army could win the battle. What is even more baffling is that God listened and granted Joshua his prayer. The sun stood still.
The story that God has for your life is not any less than the story of Joshua. Through Joshua, we see that God is not intimidated by long-shot prayers.
Join us as we dive into this story and into this prayer. As we go on ask yourself this question, could it be that God wants us to pray for the impossible?