Endurance, testing, miracles, strength, a sure faith in the Lord's care...these are just some of what we learn in the wilderness...
There are tests in the wilderness - specific circumstances designed to purify our hearts and strengthen our confidence in the Lord's care for us and to give us understanding so we can encourage others in their wilderness journey...those are the things coming in this series...it may be hard, but His Presence will still be with us!
I don't know the source of the following information, but I received an email years ago with it, and I have hung on to it as a reminder of the miracles in the wilderness. I hope you enjoy it! (I totally understand why manna was the Lord's choice of food!)
MATHEMATICAL MIRACLEMoses and the people were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them? 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.
Do you know that to bring that much food each day, two freight trains, each 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. (They did?) 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 space just for nightly camping.
Do you think Moses figured all this out before he left Egypt? I think not! Moses believed in God. God took care of these things for him.
Do you think God has any problem taking care of all your needs?