starts with the Israelites involved in wild abandon as they celebrate and praise God for delivering them from the Egyptians. Imagine the freedom they must have felt! But three days later, hot, thirsty and tired from wandering the desert, they begin to question God. Why did He send us here? Now what? We don't even have good water to drink! Of course, God provided. This so closely mirrors my life and the lives of, I suspect, many of us. We may (or may not) remember God's faithfulness and provision for us but, when we go through a time of trial, the focus turns back on ourselves ... we complain, we worry, we fret ... we stop the celebration.