What Do Moses and Gilligan Have in Common?

As a kid I enjoyed watching reruns of Gilligan’s Island. One thing that amused me was that for three years Gilligan sported the same outfit, but his clothes never wore out. They didn’t fade, become threadbare, or fray. His shirt, pants, shoes, socks, and even his hat lasted in pristine condition for as long as he was on the island.

But that’s nothing. Moses and the nation of Israel spent forty years in the desert and their clothes and sandals lasted that long. For four decades, their clothes did not wear out. Moses beats Gilligan by thirty-seven years, over thirteen times longer.

Although Gilligan’s situation amuses me, Moses’ situation amazes me.

Even more so is the reason Israel’s clothes lasted so long: God did this so that the people would know he was God, their Lord.

That makes me ponder the things God has done for me so I will know he is the Lord, my God. That’s amazing, too.

What do you thank God for?

[Deuteronomy 29:5-6]

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