Focus Scripture: Numbers 1:1-2, 45-47
This is a refugee camp for Syrians that was built in France and houses just 3000 refuges, women and children included.
How did they live like that? I don't mean that in a judgmental, where-are-my-comforts kind of way. I mean literally, how did they live? The complaints about food and water do not seem petty or small-minded when you see what that many people look like. And it is not like there were roads or sewers or water lines or businesses.
When the Bible says Moses called the people together (verse 18), how did he do that, exactly? How do you "call together" a million and a half people? And to what end? It isn't possible that those in the back could hear. Jethro telling Moses that trying to be judge for all these people is too much for one man takes on an entirely different meaning.
Take a moment today to think about refugees. The overwhelming circumstances they face. And say a prayer for them to God.