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WHAT IF GOD...? Thought-Provoking Reflections About God  (Michael Caputo)

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IS  GOD CRUEL? IS GOD LOVE?


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WHAT IF GOD HAD MADE FOOD COME OUT OF THE EARTH, INSTEAD OF MANNA AND HAD MADE WATER COME DOWN  FROM CLOUDS INSTEAD OF IT BURSTING OUT OF THE ROCK?

 

            As Israel entered its long journey through the Sinai desert, food and water became scarce. The Israelites complained, and God immediately made manna come down from heaven so as to give evidence of His great power and concern (Exodus 16).

            This strange food, that looked like fine frost and tasted very sweet, fell from the sky daily, except for the Sabbath. Israel was well fed and well nourished by their Savior God.

             Nonetheless, it does seem strange that God would use food from heaven to feed Israel as opposed to creating fruit trees and vegetables right out of the ground.

            What if God had used natural, common food, like fruits and vegetables, instead of manna? Would that not have been more sensible and satisfying for the Israelites?

            From the start, God wanted Israel to know that they were dealing with the greatest power in the universe. Each of the plagues that fell upon Egypt was evidence that this God had unimaginable powers. The opening of the Red Sea also reinforced this reality dramatically.

            Clearly, making trees and vegetables come out of the ground would have had a very convincing effect on the people, but to God that was not enough. God showed Israel that He could provide for them daily with food that was of the most miraculous kind: food that did not come from the ground but from above, and this food would have been of a kind that that had never existed before –clearly a miracle beyond imaginable miracles.

            This truth was reinforced later on by another astounding miracle having to do with water. When Israel reached the Wilderness of Sin, the people became thirsty and complained to Moses (Exodus 17). Moses “cried out to the Lord” (V. 4), and God told Moses to go to the rock in Horeb and then God said: “You shall shall strike the rock and water will come out of it, that the people may drink” (Exodus 17: 6).

            Once again, we see that God chose a very unusual and totally unexpected way to create water. He did not create clouds and made them pour rain, nor did he make water gush out of the underground. He chose the most unlikely way to provide water: He made water gush out of a dry, hard boulder.

            The message was, once again, the same as with the manna. Israel was dealing with a mighty Being that could do the virtually impossible, and the totally unexpected. Thus Israel would learn that their Savoir was, indeed, the Almighty.

            According to the New Testament, all of these events were to be recorded so as to teach the same lessons to another group of called out ones: Christians. Paul explains: “Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come”(I Corinthians 10: 11).

            As we read about God’s heavenly food, water that gushed out of a boulder and the other astonishing events that occurred in the Old Testament, we Christians must remember that nothing is impossible for the Almighty, and that He can answer any of our prayers in the most unexpected and miraculous of ways.

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AUTHOR'S OTHER SITES

       GOD SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE GREATEST MINDS

WHAT IF GOD...? THOUGHT-PROVOKING REFLECTIONS ABOUT GOD

GOD AND JESUS CHRIST: THEIR EXISTENCE, NATURE, WILL AND WORD

       TEN GREAT PROOFS OF GOD'S EXISTENCE 

GOD AND THE GREATEST SCIENTISTS

GOD AND THE GREATEST WRITERS AND POETS

GOD AND THE GREATEST ARTISTS

      GOD AND GREAT PHILOSOPHERS  

       WHO REALLY KILLED JESUS CHRIST?

IS THE GOD OF THE BIBLE A CRUEL GOD OR IS HE LOVE AND JUSTICE?

 

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WHAT IF GOD...?

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