Categories: HomiliesPublished On: July 21st, 2021Tags: , 284 words8.6 min read
Manna and Quail

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Manna & Quail

My background in hunting included pheasants, ducks, and geese. One time I was invited to a quail hunt. I had no idea what a quail was. I looked it up and was surprised how small the bird is. My first thought was why would you want to hunt such a small bird? You would need five or six of them to make a meal for one person. You would probably need twenty quail to equal the size of a ten-pound turkey. Knowing the size if this small bird makes it even more intriguing to read about God furnishing manna and quail for the Hebrew people. The manna would be ground up to make little cakes or buns. It would not make for much of a meal as compared to their pots full of meat, rice, leeks, and onions.

So, it was not a feast. Still, God provided. Perhaps we should consider how the people came to rely on God for their food. Eventually they would come to realize they need to rely on God for everything. It is a bit different for us today. Today, we need to be nourished by the Word of God. He is continually planting seeds in our hearts. We are to water and feed the words given us. We are to water and feed the words given to others. Prepare your hearts to be nourished by the Word of God. Spend some time reading from the Bible today.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen