❝And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.❞ Exodus 16:2-3
Reflection by Mark Richardson
When I first brought my mother and father from Rochester, New York, to Savannah, Georgia, to be near us while their health failed, I’m pretty sure that this verse from Exodus would have expressed how they felt. At least it was how Mother felt. My father had advanced Alzheimer’s Disease and, perhaps mercifully, recognized no place on earth as home.