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CAN GOD PROVIDE THE THINGS YOU NEED?

Have you ever wondered if or how God can provide for you on a daily basis? Consider Moses and the people of Israel when they were in the desert. What was he going to do with them? They had to be fed, and feeding 3 or 4 million people would require a LOT of food.

According to the Quarter-Master General in the Army, it is reported that Moses would have to have had 1,500 tons of food each day. Do you know that to bring that food each day, two freight trains, each a mile long would be required. Besides, you must remember, they were out in the desert, and they would need firewood to use in cooking the food. This would take 4,000 tons of wood and a few more trains, each a mile long for one day. And to think that they were forty years in the wilderness.

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 1,800 miles long just to bring water. They had no lakes, only a few wells. How were they to get water? And another thing! They had to get across the Red Sea in one night. Now if they went on a narrow path, double file, they 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 they could walk almost 5,000 abreast to get over in one night.

But then another problem. Every time they camped at the end of the day, a campground, 2/3 the size of the state of Rhode Island, or a total of 750 square miles, was needed. That comprises an area of 25 miles wide and 130 miles long. Think of it! This space just for nightly camping. Do you think Moses figured all this out before he left Egypt? I think not.

You see, Moses believed in God, and God was going to take care of these things for him. Let us be reminded; we have the same God as did Moses. We sometimes think our problems are so big. Remember what God can do! Read Matthew 6:33 let Him take charge of your life!!

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward