May 3 | Exodus 16:11-18, 31-36
Exodus 16:11-18, 31-36
Manna and quail!
by Katie Borden
Y’all, I remember sitting in the Sunday School rooms (that’s what we called them back then) in the basement of Lytham Road about 3 decades ago learning about the amazing story of God’s miracle in the desert for the Israelites.
To little grade-school me, these sounded so exotic. Then when I started adulting, I realized why the Israelites probably “grumbled” so much—they ate wafers and bird meat for 40 years.
And yet, as inglorious as that may sound, God sustained his people faithfully for nearly 15,000 days in this way. His faithfulness to nourish us, even when we are not faithful or obedient back, is itself another miraculous revelation of the character of God.
But God didn’t stop sustaining people back in the Old Testament. God sustains and empowers his people today with his Holy Spirit, and he gifts us with the church—each other—to bless us.