In California, land of the uninsured motorist, a large number of cut-rate car insurance companies advertise on daytime television. When I was a kid in the summers I would see them while watching "Little House on the Prairie" at 11:00 and "Perry Mason" at 12:00 Monday through Friday while having my bologna and cheese sandwich and Pringles right in the middle of it all. (Yes, I had an amazing childhood!) One such company's (Eastwood Insurance) slogan was "Shoulda, coulda, East-woulda!" It always came following a scene in which some hapless individual had rear-ended someone while uninsured. The ad capitalized on our fear of missing an opportunity to secure a better future for ourselves. This week as we look at Numbers 13-15, we will be telling possibly the most famous and important story in the Old Testament. After 700 years of God moving his people from Ur of the Chaldeans to bring them into the land of Canaan to possess it, they completely miss the opportunity. What causes this total breakdown and tragedy? What does it have to say to us "on whom the end of the ages have come"? Come Sunday to find out!