Sorry this is a day late. It's just been super busy around here. Yesterday was spent writing scholarship essays and visiting our friends' house to watch the Superbowl (actually, it was just to hang out - neither of our families are big football fans. The dads try to fake it sometimes, though).
Anyway, give it another week, and things will be back to normal round here.
So, about Exodus -
Doesn't it seem like the Israelites are a pretty whiney bunch? First, they whine that Moses has led them to their deaths at the Red Sea. God helps Moses part the water and drown the Egyptians. Then, they whine that they have no food. God sends manna and quail. Finally, they whine about how it's taking Moses a long time up on Mount Sinai to talk to God, and so build a golden calf.
Don't you think they'd get it by now? Can't they see that God finds ways to help them through their troubles? Did they really think that God was going to put them all on a magic carpet and swoosh them over to the Promised Land? Seriously.
Even God is getting annoyed at them:
"But [said God] I myself will not go up in your company, because you are a stiff-necked people; otherwise I might exterminate you on the way." (Ex 33:3)Okay, that's it for today. I might do the Top Ten Tuesday tomorrow - but then again, I might not. Depends on if I can find a bit of time to write.
Share in the comments what you think of the Exodus story!