…perhaps I would not have been an aimless wanderer in the desert, searching for that which doesn’t exist among mortals.
Then again, my time in the desert served its purpose.
“Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Know then in your heart that s a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you. Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in His ways and revering Him. For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land-a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills. When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land He has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe His commands, His laws and His decrees…” Deuteronomy 8:2-11a NIV
Guess what y’all, (yes, I typed y’all and ain't in the title with a double negative, tee-hee); I’m in the good land. I am standing in awe at the streams. The hills are smooth, thus easy to reach the top. I am swinging on the vines and feasting on pure honey. I want for NOTHING.