Exodus 15:22-24 NIV 2011
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?”
Fleeing Egypt, escaping Pharaoh’s men, the Israelites found freedom after crossing the Red Sea. God’s hand was present at every turn. Psalm 78:52, “But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the wilderness.” Ismael settled in Shur. Genesis 25:18, “His descendants settled in the area from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern boarder of Egypt.” No drinking water was their ensuing emergency. They grumbled against Moses and Aaron as they did in Exodus 16:2, 17:3, Numbers 14:2, 16:11. Focused on the Father His flock finds faith.
How many times do I fail to see all the Father has done for me? I’m ashamed to type probably every day. The first time I walked with the children of Israel through the wilderness, I couldn’t believe all the times they grumbled against God when He continually provided everything they needed. Just before Christmas I realized I was just like them. God continues to do a mighty work in my life. My faith grows daily focused on the Father.
Why do we loose sight of God’s gracious gifts?