The math of deliverance Feb 9, 2011 0:15:14 GMT -5
Post by emy on Feb 9, 2011 0:15:14 GMT -5
From an email:
Moses and the people were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them? They had to be fed, and feeding probably 2 or 3 million people requires a lot of food. (Gen.12:37 tells of about 600,000 on foot that were men, beside children. And a mixed multitude went up with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.)
According to the Quartermaster 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 much food each day, two freight trains each a mile long would be required! That is why God provided them with manna each day!
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 freight trains, each a mile long, just for one day. The manna came fully cooked but what about the quail? 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 things, it would take 11 million gallons a day & a freight train of tank cars 1,800 miles long, just to bring water! God provided water from the rocks.
And then another thing, they had to get across the Red Sea in one night. 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 5,000 abreast to get over in one night. Who else but God could build a road so fast?
But then 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. Think of it! This space just for nightly camping.
There weren’t any Walmarts or K-Marts out there in the desert… so for 40 years neither their clothes nor their shoes wore out! Just think, they didn't even have cell phones to stay in contact with each other. Do you think Moses figured all this out before he left Egypt? I think not! You see, Moses believed in God. God took care of these things for him.
........ Now, do you think God has any problem taking care of all your or my needs??