Unchangeable Past

While traveling 40 years in the Sinai Peninsula, the Israelites complained that they wanted the fish, leeks, onions, and melons they had eaten in Egypt (Numbers 11:4). They  glorified the past, forgetting that in Egypt they were slaves and treated brutally; even their children were killed. Before I condemn the Israelites’ behavior, I need to think about my own complaining and that sometimes I glorify the past. Ideally, I should live in the present, not comparing it with the past or dreaming about an idealized future.

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Leeks are planted in St. John Lutheran Church Bible Garden in Roanoke, Virginia.

I love Bible plants along with their symbolism. If you want to learn more about them, read my two books: 1) Rooted in God and 2) God as a Gardener. You can purchase them from my website: Carolyn Roth Ministry at http://www.CarolynRothMinistry.com/

Copyright: Carolyn A. Roth, 9/13

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