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Moses found himself in a bind. The people he led out of Egypt were complaining…again.

This time they were craving meat!

As I imagine the scene, Moses’ own sultry question shatters the commotion:

“How on earth am I supposed to provide meat when we’re stranded in this $#&([email protected] desert?” (paraphrase of Num 11:13-14).

The people were so angry they threatened to oust God’s point man (11:15b).

Yet God’s response is incredible. He promises not just to provide a meal but enough meat for a month. In fact, they will be given so much meat that it will come out of their nostrils (11:19-20)!

Moses is incredulous. He can’t believe what he hears. “Would there be enough meat if whole flocks and herds and all the fish of the sea were cut up and put on a buffet line?”

Club Beyond 2011 Romania Service Project
Club Beyond 2011 Romania Service Project

To which God gives the famous answer:

“Is the Lord’s arm too short? You will now see whether or not what I say will come true for you” (11:23).

“Is the Lord’s arm too short?”

That question has dogged me for much of 2014.

As the year opened, we were staring down a double-barrel shotgun of two seemingly impossible goals:

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“I Believe.”: The Greatest Miracle

Nothing cuts deeper than the death of a loved one in his prime.

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So much expectation, potential, and promise are gone in a flash. Without warning, a car crash, terminal disease, or a bizarre, freak accident shatters unfulfilled dreams.

What follows is an empty pit in the stomach, a gut-wrench ache in the soul, a void where confusion and sorrow rush to fill. No words of solace can relieve the pain.

That was Mary and Martha’s reality one cold winter’s day in John 11. Their brother, Lazarus, lay sick on his deathbed. Doctors couldn’t help. (more…)

The Lure of Comfort

I read recently that “it is estimated that only five percent of those who say they have received a ‘call to missions’ actually make it to the mission field. The other ninety-five percent get sidetracked in some way” (Re-Entry, by Peter Jordan). For one reason or another, “life” has gotten Read more…