Under Moses’s leadership, the Israelites left the painful but familiar setting of Egypt. With the yoke of slavery broken from their necks, God’s people followed Him into an uncharted, unpredictable, unexpected wilderness. Their destination? Canaan. They had struck out on a journey none of them had ever dreamed possible…and right away they faced trials that tested their faith.
Moses—who was getting his travel directions from God—seemed to be taking a roundabout way to get to the ultimate destination. But God has a way of doing the unusual—from our perspective—to accomplish the remarkable.