Now the house of Israel called its name manna. It was like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Let an omer of it be kept throughout your generations, so that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’” And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar, and put an omer of manna in it, and place it before the LORD to be kept throughout your generations.” As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron placed it before the testimony to be kept. The people of Israel ate the manna forty years, till they came to a habitable land. They ate the manna till they came to the border of the land of Canaan. (An omer is the tenth part of an ephah.)
by: Cheri Appel.
The jar of manna God commanded Moses to save as a reminder was eventually placed in the Ark of the Covenant. What has God placed in your life to remind you of His provision? The birds provided for meat were a familiar resource—a known Egyptian delicacy. The manna, however, was from an unknown, miraculous resource! Have you experienced God’s provision from an unexpected place? God said there would be no manna on Sabbath, yet some went out to gather that morning. God’s Word is true and we must trust it. Do you see people still looking for life and fulfillment where God said there would be none?