Have you ever looked at the world and assumed, “There isn’t enough”? There isn’t enough money. There isn’t enough time. There isn’t enough _____. (You fill in the blank).
We live in a world of finite resources. Sometimes there isn’t enough.
As the Jewish people travel through the Sinai wilderness on their 40-year journey from Slavery in Egypt to a New Life in a New Land, they complained, “There isn’t enough. There isn’t enough to eat.” It could have become a desperate situation.
In response to their real need, God provides “manna” – a fine, flaky substance they could bake into bread. God doesn’t just provide a little bit of manna. God provides more than enough for everyone. All the people have to do is wake up early, collect the manna, and bake it into bread. Manna is God’s gracious response to people afraid there isn’t enough.
I think the story of manna in the wilderness can speak to us today. When we find ourselves in a wilderness in life, afraid there isn’t enough _____ (you fill in the blank), the story of manna in the wilderness asks us to look up and recognize the abundance that God provides for each of us.
Join us this week as we practice looking for the abundance God provides in our lives today.