Got Books? A1Books: Making Knowledge Affordable.
Children's Stories
  Bible Story For Toddler
   Old Testament Stories
   New Testament Stories
 Children's Bible Stories
 Old Testament Stories
  Let There Be Light
   The Sky and the Sea
   Creatures of the Deep
   Wings to Fly
   Here Come the Animals!
   God Makes Man
   God Makes Woman
   The Serpent's Lie
   Cain and Abel
   Noah Builds a Boat
   The Great Flood
   The Tower of Babel
   Abraham Obeys God
   Abraham and Isaac
   Isaac and Rebekah
   Jacob and Esau
   Jacob Tricks Esau
   Jacob's Dream
   Jacob and Rachel
  Joseph in Egypt
   A Plea for Help
   Baby Moses
  Moses Runs Away
   Plagues and More Plagues
   Moses Leads His People
   Food from Heaven
   Water in the Desert
   Ten Commandments
   Twelve Explorers
   Ruth and Naomi
   Hannah's Prayer
   King Saul
   David and Goliath
   David the King
   The Widow at Zarephath
   A Fiery Test
  Elijah and Elisha
   Elisha Hels Naaman
   Queen Esther
   The Fiery Furnace
   Daniel and the Lions
   Jonah and the Big Fish
  New Testament Stories
 Bible Story Coloring Pages
   Old Testament Coloring
   New Testament Coloring
Bible Stories Contact Us Bible Story Coloring Pages Children's Stories

Home » Children's Bible Stories » Old Testament Stories » Water in the Desert


Water in the Desert

Exodus 17 -- Send Unlimited Cards 

Moses continued to lead the Israelites through the desert. And once again they began to grumble. "Moses, why did you bring us out here?" they demanded. "It's too hot! Do you want us to die of thirst?"

Moses cried out to God, "What will I do about these people?" Then God told Moses what to do.

Moses did as God said—he chose some older leaders to go with him, and they walked until they reached a certain rock. When Moses struck the rock with his staff, fresh, cool water gushed out—just like a fountain! And once again the people were happy.


Misguided Murmurings


The Israelites may have thought they were merely grumbling against Moses, but they were actually complaining about God. They were questioning whether God was really with them. whether he could take care of them, and whether he would keep his word.

When we complain about our circumstances, we are subtly accusing God of not caring for us. God knows what we are going through. He understands how we feel. He can provide water out of a rock if necessary to meet our needs. When we feel the urge to complain, le's try looking for a solution instead.





Copyright © 1997 by Multnomah Publishers, Inc. Illustration © 1997 by Dennis Ochsner. Voice Recordings © 2007 by Grace. All rights reserved. No part of this production may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means - electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise withot prior written permission.