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For about forty years He endured their conduct in the wilderness… Acts 13:18
The running joke in my house is that my kids and husband would make terrible witnesses at a crime. Their observation skills are next to nil. They each operate in their own world, barely noticing what’s happening around them.
If and when something big does catch their attention, each one has a different take on it. Not only do they remember different aspects, but they fill in the blanks with fabricated recollections, not in a malicious way, just in a clueless way. I’d never want to be the judge who has to decide which one of them saw the crime as it really happened.
It’s nice to be reminded that God had a completely different take than the Israelites did when they were wandering in the desert for forty years.