Living in a desert nation, it would have been no news to Moses that you could get water from striking a rock. Porous rocks like limestone can trap small amounts of water locked in by mineral deposits. Striking a rock can break away these deposits that stop up the water and cause water to stream forth. The miracle is that it was a sufficient flow of water for a party we're told numbers over a million! God's sign to the Israelites was something like Jesus' sign to Simon Peter when he had Peter cast out his nets and bring in a catch so large the nets began to break.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.