Numbers 11 has always interested me. The people who are free from slavery start to think it was better back in bondage. I know I do this. I get freed from some thing I used to do and I think back to the days that I did it and wish I could do it again, just one more time. I think about women in abusive relationships and wonder why they go back. God is not pleased with the actions of his Israelite people; he promises them that they will eat quail until they gag. This reminds me of some wise advice my Grandmother told me when I said I wished I could eat a whole half gallon of ice-cream…”Be careful what you wish for”. She was right, I got very sick and I didn’t eat ice-cream for quite a while. What do you wish you could go back to?
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.