What Moses did is almost overwhelming when you think about it. Moses and the people were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them? They had to be fed, and feeding two or three million people requires a lot of food.
According to the Quartermaster General in the Army, it is reported that Moses would have to have had 1,500 tons of food each day. Do you know that to bring that much food each day would require two freight trains, each at least a mile long?
Remember, too, that they were out in the desert, so they needed firewood to use in cooking this food. This would take 4,000 tons of wood and a few more freight trains, each a mile long, just for one day.
And just think, they were forty years in transit.
And oh yes! They would have to have water. If they only had enough to drink and wash a few dishes, it would take 11,000,000 gallons each day and a freight train with tank cars, 1,800 miles long, just to bring it!
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 long and would require 35 days and nights. So there had to be a space in the Red Sea, three miles wide so that they could walk 5,000 abreast to get over in only 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 the state of Rhode Island was required, or a total of 750 square miles long … think of it!
Do you think Moses figured all this out before he left Egypt? Probably not! 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?
‘…casting your care upon him, for he careth for you…’-1 Peter 5:7
House to House archives, 2003