Deserts Into Desserts
January 10, 2021 | Perry Kallis
Passage: Numbers 11:4-23
There is a very subtle difference in the way they are spelled-- desert and dessert. But that extra ‘s’ makes a huge difference in the two. Given the choice, most people would prefer to eat a delicious piece of dessert rather than travel through a dry, dusty desert by foot. Likewise, in our daily lives, most of us naturally try to avoid the unpleasant seasons of life in favor of seeking the pleasant and comfortable. The past year of 2020 may have seemed more like a dry desert than a pleasant dessert, and we are not finished with some of those challenges. And yet, God is not absent from those dry times of life. In fact, we, more often than not, find ourselves growing in trust during the challenging times of life. Numbers 11 gives a snapshot of Moses and the Israelites struggling through a “pandemic of complaining” and some important lessons that apply to us as we enter 2021.