In the evening quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning dew lay around the camp. And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat. This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Gather of it, each one of you, as much as he can eat. You shall each take an omer, according to the number of the persons that each of you has in his tent.’” And the people of Israel did so. They gathered, some more, some less.
by: Sheri Rood.
The Israelites had been slaves for so long that complaining was their way of life. They had lived in a fertile river valley in the Land of Goshen, and even though God had promised them a fertile land of their own, they could not see past the desert. God sent the manna as a daily provision so they would learn to trust Him each day. Are you in a spiritual desert place or a fertile valley right now? Either way, go out and gather the provision God has given for your household today and partake with thanksgiving. There will be more tomorrow!