Manna

Yesterday we learned that the Israelites complained to God because they did not have enough food. God heard their complaints and sent them a very special kind of food. Exodus 16:31 tells us about this food. “The people called the special food ‘manna.’ It was like small white coriander seeds and tasted like thin cakes made with honey.”

Manna was a miracle that God sent to the Israelites to show that He was with them. Every night, except Friday night, God sent manna to cover the ground where the Israelites were camped. He told them to gather the manna each morning, but only enough for that day. On Friday mornings, they were to gather enough manna for Friday and Saturday, their special day of rest.

But some of the Israelites did not obey God. They gathered more manna than they needed. The next day there were worms in the manna, and it began to stink. God continued to provide manna for the Israelites for 40 years as they traveled to their new home!

God truly blessed the Israelites with this special food. He promised to take care of them, and He did! God blesses us each day, too. We have food, clothing, a place to live, and family and friends. Think about your blessings today and thank God for each one!