Land O Goshen! Why it Seems Like the Wheels are Coming Off

Hope for the day when God will again draw the line.

The curious phrase: “Land O Goshen!” is a way folks in the southern US expressed amazement or angst. As we look at today’s world, the biblical land of Goshen gives us good reason for amazement and frustration.

Land O Goshen in Eastern Nile Delta

(Photo: Land of Goshen in Eastern Nile Delta. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

As Christians in a fallen world, it’s easy to feel like the wheels are coming off of God’s plan. After all:

  • Morality is optional.
  • Truth is relative.
  • Disease runs rampant.
  • Power is abused.

And (here’s the rub) God stands by and allows it all.

But the land of Goshen offers us hope. 

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Egypt’s Locust Invasion & Your Next Meal

The locust invasion in Egypt can’t help but remind us of the biblical plagues on that land. The boils, frogs, hail, and darkness of biblical days were natural and supernatural methods God used to get the attention of Pharaoh. They also get our attention.

Egypt's Locust Invasion & Your Next Meal

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The flying critters in Egypt today do more than bring to mind a Bible story. They point to the provision of God upon our lives.

Watch this video of a recent locust invasion in Africa.

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