Container Filled

Spring 1990 – Vol.6 – No.1

“And when they measured it by the omer, he who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little.”

Recently brethren from Believers Fellowship emptied out the three mini-storehouses and one garage that stored our personal and medical supplies to complete the loading of the big sea container. Once again we had cause for praising the God who knows the end from the beginning and who sovereignly rules over the affairs of all His creatures. When the job was done just enough space was left for the items still on order.

It reminded me of the manna provided the Israelites in the wilderness. Whether they gathered much or gathered little, when they measured it out by the omer the one who gathered much did not have too much and the one who gathered little did not have too little.

Until the container was packed, we had no way of knowing just how much “manna” we had gathered. But when it came time to measure it by the container full, like the Israelites we had neither too much nor too little!

Our prayer now is that God would conduct it safely across the ocean, through the docks where theft is such a problem, and into Nampula over rail lines periodically ambushed by guerrilla soldiers.