Putting the WOW! in Bible Stories

Our grandkids come out of church all smiles every Sunday Morning.

This past week, as they ran in our front door for lunch, I asked what they learned in church. They mumbled something like, “Moses, he was the guy who wandered around in some desert for a long time.”

I continued, “Well, what was the WOW! in your story?”

They hesitated then said, “There was nothing WOW! about it Mimi, it was just a story about Moses.” (Yawn)

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The following WOW! came in my email a few years ago. Author unknown. I passed this on to my grandkids, and they were amazed. I beg you to pass it on too.

The Bible explains how Moses and the Israelites left Egypt and crossed the Red Sea. The most collective estimates by commentators are between 4 million and 6 million people were involved.

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 complete the crossing. So there had to be a space in the Red Sea three miles wide so that they could walk 5,000 abreast to get over in one night. WOW!

Moses and the people were wandering in the desert for 40 years, but they had to be fed. Feeding millions of people requires a lot of food. According to the Army Quartermaster General, it is reported that Moses would have to have provided 1,500 tons of food each day, besides the manna from heaven.

Do you know that to furnish the people that much food, it would require two freight trains, at least a mile long – each and every day? WOW!

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Remember, since they were in the desert, they would need firewood for cooking the food. This would take 4000 tons of wood in more freight trains, each a mile long, just for one day. And yes, they were 40 years in transit. WOW!

And oh yes, they would need water. If they only had enough to drink, cook with and wash dishes, it would take 11,000,000 gallons each day. Requiring a freight train with tank cars, 1,800 miles long, just to bring water! WOW!

Except there were no freight trains in Bible times.

But then, there is another problem … each time they camped at the end of the day, a campground two-thirds the size of Rhode Island was required, or a total of 750 square miles long. Think of it! This much space just for setting up camp. WOW!

Do you think Moses figured all this out before he left Egypt? I think not! You see, Moses believed in a BIG God. God took care of everything.  WOW!

I wonder if God has any problem taking care of our needs?

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  • Rose Anne Thornburg

    That was really a big WOW! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Debbie Pelichowski

    Awesome sauce!!! WOW!!!

  • Barbara Alden

    I’m so impressed that God not only takes care of the little things but these BIG things as well!

  • ALL church staff and children’s ministry teachers should read this!!! Not to mention all parents! 😉

    • thekathleenchapman

      Thank you Roz- I agree! Share it with everyone you can!