Once again—yes, still another time—the people of Israel complained because they had no water to drink. And once again, they offered their refrain of asking why Moses led them into the wilderness to die. This time, when Moses cried out to God, he said something quite ironic, although he had no way of knowing: he was worried that the people would stone him. Little did Moses know that a stone, or more precisely a rock, would not take his life but would be the object God used to provide life-giving water to the people. We have to wonder if Moses caught on to this afterward. For the people, God provided water in a way they would never expect—no one would ever think of water flowing from a rock. But for Moses, there was an added dimension to God’s miraculous provision that included the protection of his life.
How has God turned around situations in your life for His glory and your good?