A Piece of Wood?

Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.) So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?”

Then Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became sweet. There the LORD made a decree and a law for them, and there he tested them.

-Exodus 15:22-25

A piece of wood? Seriously?

If I had to guess, that would have been my response to God.

Leaders, when your people look to you for a solution and you cry out to God, don’t always expect that what He tells you will make sense to you.

God is not required to solve our problems in the way we see fit.


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