Hey person, now that God is giving the Israelites manna to eat I bet they don’t have anything to whine about anymore.
Oh, no. I’m getting thirsty just thinking about it.
After the Lord gave the Israelites manna He told them to move to a place called Rephidim, but there was no water there for the people to drink.
God made It rain down manna. Couldn’t he make normal rain so they’d have water?
Okay, I’ll listen.
The people got really mad at Moses and told him to give them water. They accused Moses of bringing them out of Egypt so they could all die of thirst.
Hey person, didn’t Moses have a plan when he took those people out of Egypt?
Yes, I’ll listen.
So Moses cried out to the Lord and asked Him what to do because the people were ready to stone him.
Moses might get kind of flat if they did that to him.
I am listening.
The Lord told Moses to go before the people with some of the elders and take the rod that he had used to strike the river.
Is Moses going to beat the people off with the rod?
Well, if they all came after him he needed to do something.
The Lord told Moses that He would stand before him on the rock in Horeb, and that Moses should strike it.
Moses struck the rock with the elders watching, and water came out of it for the people to drink.
Hey person, we have lots of rocks on my trails. Maybe you should get one of those rods. Then you wouldn’t have to carry any water along with us.