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Fabulous Facts and Figures

One of the biggest arithmetical miracles in the world-Moses and- the people of Israel were in the desert, butwhat 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 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 have to have firewood to use in cooking the food. This would take 4,000 tons of wood and a few more trains, each a mile Iong for one day. And just think they were forty years in transit.

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 Iong 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 da s and nights to get  through. So there had to be a space in the Red Sea 3 miles wide so they could walk 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 Ion-. Think of it! This space just  for nightly camping. Do you think Moses figured all this out before he left! I think not.

You see, Moses believed in God, and God was going to take care of these things for him. Let us take courage, we have the same God. We think our problems are so big. Remember what God can do! Just team up with God and your problems will be in his care. Let Him run your life, and as the old song says, "He will take care of  YOU."

-The Old Paths, East Side Church Of Christ