Exodus 10:1-20, Matthew 3:1-6

As I read about God making wind blow over Egypt all day and all night with the morning bringing all of those locusts, it gave me a feeling of suspense and curiosity about the reaction of the Egyptians (and Israelites since they surely had the day off from work) as they saw the locusts coming.  Scripture reads, “Never before had there been such a plague of locusts, nor will there ever be again.”  When Pharaoh asked Moses to pray, “…to take this deadly plague away from me,” Moses prayed and God switched the direction of the wind to, “a very strong west wind, which caught up the locusts and carried them into the Red Sea.”  Can you imagine what that would have looked like?

The Liberty Bible Commentary (Old Testament) helps to shed some light on locust swarms.  It says, “One square mile of a locust swarm contains more than 100,000,000 insects and modern swarms have covered as much as 400 square miles.”

I think that even John the Baptist (New Testament) who lived in the wild and ate a lot of locusts would have been amazed if he could have seen the plague of locusts.