Oh look, here comes the rock

Once again my friend NY Saint in SC wrote an excellent post that has summed up my mentality over the last couple weeks. She talks about the children of Israel in the desert and how it might have felt passing the same rock over and over again during their wandering. Interesting perspective. Hope you find that true as well.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by glandheim on May 3, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    This wandering in the desert post by your friend seems to be taking things kind of literally. Utah is a desert. That doesn’t mean we don’t have agriculture and raise livestock.

    My reading is that they became a nomadic tribe long enough for a generation that remembered Egypt to pass, and a new generation to grow up, tough, and a unified tribe, because they had to be warriors in order to take the land that they wanted.

    God didn’t give them an empty land to settle when the wandering was over. They had to conquer it, and kill and enslave the inhabitants. They started with a militant tradition and maintained it. By the time of Caesar, they made a lot of money hiring out as mercenary soldiers.

    Peace and Love didn’t sell well in those days. And hope was manifested by a strong arm and a sword.


  2. I understand what God was preparing them for, but from the perspective of those going through it… “you can’t see the forest for the trees”.

    We don’t know God’s whole purpose when we are going through our journey….


  3. Posted by glandheim on May 4, 2007 at 10:26 am

    NYSaintinSC – That is true. I think took your post too literally, wearing the same clothes and eatting the same food for 40 years. There _are_ people who are that literal.

    You are right. Perspective is everything. When my wife and I drive to Zion National Park, we see a certain landscape. When we drive the same road home, we might as well be a hundred miles away. The same scenery viewed in opposite directions bears very little resemblance to each other.


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