God is no stranger to Middle Easterners’ concepts of time and space. Intrusions into space have taken the form of miracles, while dreams have interrupted time.
Visions and dreams significantly interrupt Muslims’ lives, just as they interrupted the lives of many biblical characters. Praying for, and being interpreters of such dreams and visions is a significant contribution for sensitive Western Christians to make to evangelism among Muslims today.
The potency of revelation of Jesus lies in the Holy Spirit’s appropriating concepts of ‘time’ and ‘space’ already functioning in the worldviews of Muslims.
Non-Western Christians are perhaps more readily accepting of constructs of ‘reality’ in which the kind of occurrences illustrated here make sense. Western Christians who admit the possibility of the sun’s shadow being reversed in answer to Gideon’s prayer, or the overruling of the laws of thermodynamics in a Babylonian fiery furnace, should make potential co-labourers in cultures closer to those of the Bible than our own secular humanist model.