Today's Favorite Verse: Numbers 17:2, 5, 8
"Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod.
And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.
And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds."
I pondered on the fact once again the Lord is having to hush their murmurings. He does yet another miracle to show who he has chosen. How many times does he have to show them this? Why do the children of Israel not understand the Lord has called Moses and Aaron already? Why would they want to replace them? I thought of a lot of reasons, but ultimately I don't know why. It just all makes me rather sad. It seems you can have all the miracles in the world in front of you, but miss the greatest miracle of all. The Lord is always there, and will never leave you alone. They just didn't have the faith to trust him. How different their lives would have been if they would have only believed.