“Moses, we need water! We’re thirsty, where’s the water? Why did you bring us out here to thirst to death?” The Israelite community grumbled and quarreled with Moses.
Moses asked God, “What am I to do? These people are almost ready to stone me.”
The faith of Moses was tested and the power of God was revealed to the Israelites. As instructed by God, in front of witnesses, Moses struck a rock and God caused water to flow from the rock. [Reflection based on the Bible Reference – Exodus 17:1-7]