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Haiku Challenge: Sugar & Bitter

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Waters of  Marah

Bitter; people miss sugar

Made sweet by our God.

Leola Durant

Exodus 15:22-25

So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23 Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” 25 So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.

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2 Replies to “Haiku Challenge: Sugar & Bitter”

  1. This is interesting.

    It reminds me of the tidbit that when a young Jewish boy begins learning to read so as to study the Torah, he is given a spoonful of honey so that he will forever associate sweetness with God’s word.

    At least, that’s what I’ve been told.

    1. Maybe this is where it came from 🤷‍♀️ when the children of Israel was in the wilderness this is what took place. Though the water was sweet I just added the ”sugar” bit because of the Haiku Challenge.

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