Moses and the people were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them?
They had to be fed, and 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 had to have 1500 tons of food for each day.
Do you know that to bring that much food each day requires two freight
trains, each a mile long. They would have to have firewood to use in cooking
the food. This would take 4000 tons of wood and more freight trains, each a
mile long, just for one day. And, just think about it, they were forty years
in transit, in a desert.
And oh yes! They would have to have water. If they only had enough to drink
and wash a few dishes, it would take 11 million gallons each day, and a
freight train with tank cars, 1800 miles long, just to bring water!
And then another thing! They had to cross the Red Sea at night. Now, if they
wanted 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 space in the
Red Sea, 3 miles wide so that they could walk 5000 abreast to get over in
one night. (How many were they?)
But then, there is another problem. Each time they camped at the end of each
day, a camp ground two-thirds the size of Rhode Island was required, or a
total of 750 square miles long....come to think of it. This space is 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 and God took care of these things for him.
Now do you think God has any problem taking care of all your needs?