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What’s Your Problem?

This is almost overwhelming when you think about it. Moses had led the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage and into the wilderness. But now what??? What was he going to do with them?

They had to be fed, and feeding 2 to 3 million people requires a lot of food. According to the Quartermaster General in the Army in an article a few years back, it is reported that Moses would have to have had 1500 tons of food each day. Do 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 there forty years.

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 cross the Red Sea! 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 getting through. So there had to be space in the Red Sea 3 miles wide so they could walk 5,000 abreast to get over in one night.

But then, there is yet 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 just for camping!

Do you imagine Moses had all this figured out before he left Egypt? I seriously doubt it. Why would Moses take on such a demanding task knowing the logistics would be next to impossible? The answer: Moses believed in God. Moses trusted God. God took care of all these things for him.

Now, what problem did you say that was too big for God to handle?

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward