Skip to comments.The supernatural nature of nature
Posted on 12/12/2007 1:59:42 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator
It is a strange and disorienting panorama that Rabbi E. E. Dessler, the celebrated Jewish thinker (1892-1953) asks us to ponder: a world where the dead routinely rise from their graves but no grain or vegetation has ever grown.
The thought experiment continues with the sudden appearance of a man who procures a seed, something never seen before in this bizarre universe, and plants it in the ground. The inhabitants regard the act as no different from burying a stone, and are flabbergasted when, several days later, a sprout pierces the soil where the seed had been consigned, and eventually develops into a full-fledged plant, bearing most astonishing of all seeds of its own!
Notes Rabbi Dessler, there is no inherent difference between nature and what we call the miraculous. We simply use the former word "nature" for the miracles to which we are accustomed, and the latter one for those we have not before experienced. All there is, in the end, is G-d's will.
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There are a few seeds in an apple, but how many apples in a seed?
A thought I’ve often had myself. It is so pretentiously pious sometimes to articulate the sense of wonder and to give thanks for the simple things in life . . . but not when you are alone with God.