Friday January 22 2021

Scripture: Exodus 16:4 

Reflection: The wilderness is not an easy place to be. The Israelites blame and complain. They complain bitterly, become cynical and are not their best selves. I think we know something about being in those wilderness places.

They were wandering and worried they would not have enough. Hmmm. Moses tells them to take enough for today. For you. Hoarding was not an option because when the panic sent them out for more, that extra manna would burn up in the heat or rot in the night. That isn’t part of the plan. Take enough for today.

It is hard to trust. Hard to trust that God will see us through to the next day. It is more than toilet paper, chicken or manna.

God will see us through this time.

Prayer: God, help us put our trust in you and not in things we buy or consume. May we find our rest in you today. Amen.

Author: Michelle Thomas-Bush

[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].

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