Water from a Rock

Water from a Rock

Mrs. Moses Diary

“So they quarreled with Moses and said, ‘Give us water to drink.’” Exodus 17:2 (NIV)

by Bonnie Beardsley       

Dear Diary,

It would be nice if these people were thankful for once. God does something big for them and the next day they complain about something else. This time they complained again about water and even asked “Is the Lord with us or not?” They were so out of control over it that Moses thought they’d throw stones at him.

Moses prayed to God, telling Him how upset the people were over lack of water and that he feared for his life. God told him what He was going to do. Moses obeyed and did what God said.

He gathered the leaders of each tribe. God led Moses and the elders to a large rock at Horeb. Moses took his staff and hit the rock. Water came from the rock and the leaders could drink it.

Moses renamed the place of the rock to Massah and Meribah, because the peopled quarreled with and tested God.

I wonder if God is as tired as I am with their constant complaining?

About Bonnie Beardsley

Bonnie Beardsley is a wife and mother of two boys. Her boys are grown and live on their own, but their dogs are still with her. Before the boys were born she wrote puppet skits for her church’s kids’ church. She is in the middle of writing her first book. Visit her at bonniesuewrites.weebly.com.

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