YOU THINK YOU HAVE PROBLEMS

SEPTEMBER 6

            “God plays no favorites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from – if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open.  The Message he sent to the children of Israel – that through Jesus Christ everything is being put together again – well, he’s doing it everywhere, among everyone.”  Acts 10:24-26  The Message Bible                     This is amazing to think about!!

Moses and the people were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them?  They had to be fed. 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 1,500 tons of food each day.  Do you know that to bring that much food each day, two freight trains each a mile (1.6 kilometers) long would be required!  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 (3,600 metric tons) of wood and a few more freight trains each a mile (1.6 kilometers) long, just for one day.

            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 dishes, it would take 11,000,000 gallons (41,639, 510 liters) each day, and a freight train with tank cars 1,800 miles (2,889 kilometers) long, just to bring water!

            And then another thing.  They had to get across the Red Sea at night.

            Now, if they went on a narrow path, double file, the line would be 800 miles (1280 kilometers) long and would require 35 days and nights to get through. So, there had to be a space in the Red Sea, 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) wide so that they could walk 5,000 abreast to get over in one night.

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 (my converter won’t do square miles, sorry) 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! You see, Moses believed in God.  God took care of these things for him.

Let us take courage.   We have the same God.  We think our problems are so big.   Remember what God can do!  What He has done!  Team up with God and your problems will be His.  Let Him run your life.  All the way the Savior leads us HOME.

            by: Dr.  Danny Kellum

 

Somebody always complains

A church had to hire a new pastor. Over the protests of one vocal male member a woman was hired as the new senior pastor.

After the new pastor had been there a few weeks, a member of the congregation offered to take the new pastor fishing. The vocal objector reluctantly agreed to allow them to use his boat and to go along.

The trio got into the boat and motored out on the lake. When they got ready to fish, they realized that all their tackle had been left on the dock. One of the men commented that he guess they would just have to go back and get it.

The pastor said that wouldn’t be necessary, and she got out of the boat and started walking across the water toward the dock.

The old grouch said, “See I told you we never should have hired that woman. She can’t even swim.”

 

HEART TRANSPLANT 

A new arrival, about to enter hospital, saw two white coated doctors searching through the flower beds. “Excuse me,” he said, “have you lost something?”  “No,” replied one of the doctors. “We’re doing a heart transplant for an income-tax inspector and want to find a suitable stone.”

 

A Flight Change

During the “rush hour” at a major Texas airport, a flight was delayed due to a mechanical problem.  Since they needed the gate for another flight, the aircraft was backed away from the gate while the maintenance crew worked on it.

The airline then announced the new gate number, which was some distance away.

Everyone moved to the new gate, only to find that a third gate had been designated for the flight.

After some further shuffling, everyone got on board, and as they were settling in, the flight attendant made the standard announcement, “We apologize for the inconvenience of this last-minute gate change.  This flight is going to Washington DC.  If your destination is not Washington DC, then you should ‘deplane’ at this time.”

A very confused-looking and red-faced pilot emerged from the cockpit, carrying his bags.  “Sorry,” he said, “wrong plane.”