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In this episode, Dr. Morris shares a fascinating story about a pilot who is miraculously saved from a crash. Morris calls the phenomenon “Grade B Miracle.” In Reformed Theology we would prefer the term special providence – God working through the ordinary means of nature, but in an extraordinary way. For example, when we pray for someone who is ill or injured, with little hope of recovery, and yet he recovers, it is extraordinary, but not necessarily a miracle in the narrow sense.
“… God is no mere spectator of the universe He has made, but is everywhere present and active, the all-sustaining ground, and all-governing power of all that is …” – R.C. Sproul.
Lorraine Boettner said it best:
Although the price of the sparrow is small, and its flight seems giddy and at random, yet it does not fall to the ground, nor alight anywhere without your Father. “His all-wise providence hath before appointed what bough it shall perch upon; what grains it shall pick up; where it shall lodge and where it shall build; on what it shall live and where it shall die.”
Every raindrop and every snowflake which falls from the cloud, every insect which moves, every plant which grows, every grain of dust which floats in the air has had certain definite causes and will have certain definite effects. Each is a link in the chain of events and many of the great events of history have turned on these apparently insignificant things.
Throughout the whole course of events there is progress toward a predetermined end.
Speaker: Henry Madison Morris (October 6, 1918 – February 25, 2006)
Date of Original: 1985
Location: Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Christian College)