Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Birds

“The Lord answered Moses, ‘Is the Lord’s power limited? You will see whether or not what I have promised will happen to you.’” (Numbers 11:23)

What the Lord promised in the verse above was meat for his people. They had complained to Moses about having none. All they had was “this manna” every day. So Moses took their complains to the Lord, and the Lord promised to give everyone a 30-day supply of meat.

Remember – they are out in the desert. The terrain is rocky and barren in all directions, and not all that suited for supporting animal life. Moses mentioned that they had 600,000 foot soldiers. If you factor in a wife and children for each, you can guess that there were more than 3 million people here to feed. So, Moses was thinking “impossible.” And basically, that’s what he said to God. Thus, the Lord’s response, “Is the Lord’s power limited?”

The Lord indeed fulfilled His promise. Tons and tons of quail suddenly landed right beside their camp. Everyone then had meat. Promise fulfilled.

Moses learned two lessons that day: 1) Never question the Lord’s power in any realm of life, and 2) What the Lord promises He will fulfill. What may seem impossible to us requires only a decisional action from the Lord in relation to His promise.

Maybe we need to apply these truths to our lives as well.

Lord, Help us to live this day recognizing the possibility of the impossible, simply because of who You are. Amen.

No comments: