Miracles in the Desert

Moses and the Israelites were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them?

Based on the census in the Bible, there were at least 2 million Israelites who fled Egypt (Numbers 1:46 – this verse lists men only). According to the Quartermaster General in the Army, it is reported that Moses would have to have had 1500 tons of food each day to feed the Israelites.  They would also need firewood to use in cooking the food.  This went on for forty years!  And, oh yes, they would have to have water.

How did the Israelites get to the Desert in the first place?

They had to get across the Red Sea at night. If they went on a narrow path, double file, the line would be hundreds of miles long and would require many days and nights to get through.  So, there had to be space in the Red Sea at least a mile wide so that they could walk about 5000 abreast to get over in one night.

There is also the space needed for camping. Where do you place 2 million people?

Did Moses figure all this out before he left Egypt?

I think Moses believed in God.  God took care of these things for him.

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

-Author Unknown


13 thoughts on “Miracles in the Desert

  1. I believe that ULTIMATELY, God will take care of me and my needs.

    But it is impossible for me to believe He does that right now.
    There are so many people (and many Christians) who are starving or dying under an atrocious pain.

    Maybe God has good reasons to just help a minority of humans in the present. Given His moral perfection, He will redeem all their suffering during the life to come and hopes they will freely desire to spend the whole eternity with Him.

    Lovely greetings from Europe.

    Lothar’s son – Lothars Sohn


    • I don’t think we can understand why God does allow suffering. I just know we live in a broken world because of sin, but we know God has already won the battle. I think we will finally understand it when we do get to heaven. In the meantime, I think it is up to us to bring hope to those who are suffering and in pain.
      Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
      Where in Europe are you?

      • Hello Julie, I’m a Germanic Frenchman from an ethnic minority in my native country!

        Where do you come from precisely?

        On my blog, I’ve written a response to three atheists having made a video on the problem of evil.

        I’m searching to learn the reactions of many Christians to my thoughts presented there and you would be most welcome to comment there :=)

        Lovely greetings from Europe.
        Lothars Sohn – Lothar’s son


      • Hello,
        I live very close to Dallas, Texas, but I don’t think of myself as a “cowboy.”

        I enjoy posting uplifting posts that glorify God. I started the blog because I wrote a Bible Study and wanted to continue in that direction, but I quickly moved into the type of posts you see.

        I’m enjoying getting to know people from all over the world through blogging, and learning how we can strengthen each other as we serve our great God.

        I look forward to diving into your blog. It sounds very interesting.

        Blessings to you.

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