When the world was made, G‑d was left with two lights: A light of boundless energy that encompasses all things and gives them being, but transcends them; and a penetrating light that vitalizes all things, but is limited and darkened by them.

The first light is a pure expression of “there is none else but He,” so from it extend miracles, acts that deny the world any significance.

The second light is an expression of His desire that there be a world, so from it extends the natural order of things, a world of elements behaving as though they are directed by their own properties.

But G‑d did not want a world where there are two Powers That Be—one of Nature and one of Supernature. So He made the two lights to play in harmony, to reveal that they both shine from one Source.

How does He do it? Does He blunt the miracles so they could fit into the natural order? Or does He alter the properties of nature to compromise with the miracles?

Neither. Each element acts according to its natural properties, while miracles of the highest order occur.

Impossible? Plant a seed and watch it grow. Plant good deeds and watch with wonder the miracles that ensue.