Taking Care of the Logistics

Our younger daughter Kelli flipped burgers one summer to save money to return to college for her sophomore year.  Come fall she’d not been able to save enough for her entrance fees.  (Richard and I were barely hanging on financially so she was on her own.) Throughout the summer whenever I warned her she might have to take off a semester to build up the necessary funds, she said nothing.

As our little sedan, stuffed to the rooftop with all her earthly possessions pulled out of our driveway, I was certain she’d be returning in the evening broken-hearted.  My heart was heavy as I wandered into her empty room.  Then I spied a note on her bulletin board dated the day she’d come home from school in the spring.  It read, “If God can part the Red Sea for His people, He can get me back into college.”  And you know what?  He did!  I don’t know how He did it, but He did.

When I read the Moses data in an e-mail from a friend, I remembered Kelli’s note and her unswerving faith in a God of miracles:

To feed 2 to 3 mil. people would take 1500 tons of food daily; or 2 full freight trains, each a mile long.  Firewood for cooking would require 4000 tons of wood one day.  And they were 40 years in transit.  Water to drink and wash a few dishes would take 11,000,000 gal. a day.  or a freight train with tank cars 1800 mi. long to transport the water to the desert.

To get across the Red Sea at night double file, the line would be 800 mi. long and require 35 days and nights.  The Red Sea is 3 miles wide, the people have had to walk 5000 abreast to cross in 1 night.  Each campground would need to be 2/3 the size of the state of Rhode Island or 750 sq. miles.  Moses didn’t calculate all this before leaving Egypt.  He trusted God and let God take care of the logistics.

“By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land…” Hebrews 11:29 NIV   If God successfully managed the logistics Moses faced;  if He could do the impossible for a young girl who trusted Him explicitly;  why would I ever doubt He can untangle the knotty, day-to-day problems in my life?

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