In 1803, Thomas Jefferson commissioned Lewis and Clark to lead an expedition across an unexplored America to the Pacific coast, but it might have failed without help from unexpected sources. The expedition was called “Corps of Discovery” and it lived up to its name. It cataloged three hundred new species, identified nearly fifty Indian tribes, and traversed terrain that had never been seen by Europeans. Continue reading “Help From Unexpected Sources”
There are some cultures that encourage tattoos. These tattoos may have tribal significance. Other cultures may accept tattoos as simply pretty. And some cultures frown upon tattoos that are openly visible for all to see.
What is interesting is that God says He had a “tattoo.” In Isaiah 49:14, the people of Israel say that God has forgotten them. But God says He has not forgotten them. In verse 16 we read, “Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.” God does not have physical hands. He uses this symbolism to make the point that He does not forget His people.
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. Continue reading “Moses and His Followers”