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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Moses

Here is an amazing story...


When Moses and the Israelites were in the desert, how were they going to be fed?
They had to be fed, and feeding 2 or 3 million people requires a lot of food.

According to the Quartermaster General in the Army, it is reported that Moses would have to have had 1500 tons of food each day. Did you know that to bring that much food each day, two freight trains, each at least a mile long, would be required?!

Besides, you must remember, they were out in the desert, so they would have to have firewood to use in cooking the food. This would take 4000 tons of wood and a few more freight trains, each a mile long, just for one day.

And just think, they were forty years in transit.

And oh yes! They would have to have water. If they only had enough to drink and wash a few dishes, it would take 11,000,000 gallons each day and a freight train with tank cars, 1800 miles long, just to bring water!

And then another thing!

They had to get across the Red Sea at night. Now, if they went on a narrow path, double file, the line would be 800 miles long and would require 35 days and nights to get through. So there had to be a space in the Red Sea, 3 miles wide so that they could walk 5000 abreast to get over in one night.

But then, there is another problem... each time they camped at the end of the day, a campground two-thirds the size of the state of Rhode Island was required, or a total of 750 square miles long... think of it! This much space for camping!

Do you think Moses figured all this out before he left Egypt? I think not!

You see, Moses believed in God. God took care of these things for him.

Now do you think God has any problem taking care of all your needs?

I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today.
To guide you and protect you as you go along your way.
His love is always with you, His promises are true,
And when we give Him all our cares, He will see us through.

Our God is an Awesome God!!

So when the road you're traveling on seems difficult at best, just remember I'm praying for you, and God will do the rest.

2 comments:

In Training said...

Thats amazing. All those numbers make me see more clearly that the nation of Isreal COULD NEVER have met their own needs. They needed God's grace every step. (oh ya, just like me)

ps. your dad is hilarious. The best quote from last Saturday "when I started preaching I was as dumb as a box of croutons"..ha,ha. Who writes this stuff?! Your dad is awesome lots of love to him.

Motu said...

Wow, that's incredible! I just finished reading this passage in my bible reading, and had no idea about the logistic implications of moving such a large group of people. It makes the story even more incredible. Thanks for a great post Pastor Dudley.