Moses beat you to it. Look at Numbers 21:4 – 5. It may be the first road trip with young children recorded for us. At least the Israelites were acting like children.
- They were impatient because of the journey
- They loathed the miserable food
I was rebuked by this passage. There are many times that I am impatient with the journey on which the Lord has me. I want things to move quicker. I want to have a greater impact more quickly. I loathe some of the things that I have to do to make life work. It seems that in a lot of respects I am just like the complaining Israelites.
I was reminded by this passage that it is God who is directing the journey, in His time, not mine. I was reminded that I need to be thankful for what “food” He has provided as He leads me. I tend to forget that. I need His reminders. I am grateful that He is merciful in giving them.
I am not a big fan of fiery snakes.