Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Moses Maths

A friend forwarded me this and it made me smile:

Moses and the people were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them. They had to be fed. Logistically, Moses would have had to have 1500 tons of food each day. Requiring two freight trains, each a mile long! Moreover, they were out in the desert, so they would need firewood to use in cooking. This would take 4000 tons of wood and thus a few more freight trains.

And just think, they were forty years in transit and oh yes, they would have to have water. If they only had enough water to drink and wash a few dishes, it would take 11, 000.000 gallons each day, and a freight train with tankers 1800 miles long, just to bring in water!

And then another thing! They had to cross the Red Sea at night. 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 get through. So there had to be space in the Red Sea 3 miles wide so that they could walk 5,000 abreast to get over in one night.

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 about it! These spaces just for nightly camping.

Do you think Moses figured all this out before he left Egypt? I think not! Moses believed in God. God took care of these things for him.

Let us take courage, we have the Great God. We think our problems are so big. Remember what God can do!

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