scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Mathematical Miracle
Tom Bingaman (tbing19@IDT.NET
Fri Jun 23 2000 - 12:32:56 CDT
You think your Camporee has logistic problems how about this one?
Subject: The Biggest Mathematical Miracle in the World!
Moses and the people were in the desert, but what
was he going to do with them? They had to be fed, and feeding 2
or 3 million people requires a lot of food. According to the
Quartermaster General in the Army, it is reported that Moses would
have to have had 1500 tons of food each day. Do you know that to bring
that much food each day, two freight trains, each a mile long, would
be required! Besides you must remember, they were out in the desert,
so they would have to have wood to use in cooking the food. This would
take 4000 tons of wood and a few more freight trains, each a mile
long, just for one day. And just think, they were forty years in
And, oh yes! They would have to have water. If they only had enough
to drink and wash a few dishes, it would take 11,000,000 gallons each
day, and a freight train with tank cars, 1800 miles long, just to
And then another thing! They had to get across the Red Sea at night.
(They did?) Now, if they went on a narrow path, double file, the line
would be 800 miles long and would require 35 days and nights to get
through. So, there had to be a space in the Red Sea 3 miles wide so
that they could walk 5000 abreast to get over in one night.
But then, there is another problem. Each time they camped at
the end of the day, a campground two thirds the size of the state of
Rhode Island was required, or a total of 750 square miles long think
of it! This space just for nightly camping. Do you think Moses
figured all this out before he left Egypt? I think not!
You see, Moses believed in God.
God took care of these things for him.
Now do you think God has any problem taking care of all your needs?
I ASKED THE LORD TO BLESS YOU.......
I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today,
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way....
His love is always with you,
His promises are true,
And when we give Him all our cares,
You know He will see us through.
So when the road you're traveling on
Seems difficult at best,
Just remember, I'm here praying
And God will do the rest.
Pass this to at least 10 people you want God to bless.
The best vitamin for making friends : B1
Tom Bingaman firstname.lastname@example.org
I used to be a Beaver...328 (1968)
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