“And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.” Exodus 16:14-15
Remember the Nursery Rhyme we were taught as children: “Old Mother Hubbard went to her cupboard to get her poor dog a bone. But when she got there the cupboard was bare, and so her poor dog had none.”
For some reason this was running through my mind and I began to think about how terrible it would be to go to our cupboard and look for something to fix for our breakfast and find the shelves empty. I know there are people in other countries who have been facing situations like this during the last few months. I am so thankful that through our church, we have been able to send money to help in some places. I know we cannot help everyone, but each of us doing our part helps a bit.
Today was grocery day for me and I can hardly believe how prices have gone up on so many things. Thankfully, there is still a good variety of foods in our stores, but we must pay the prices they are asking and not just look for bargains any more. Basic local produce that used to be low-priced this time of year, now is more expensive than the imported items usually are in the winter.
But when we think of our Spiritual food, God’s cupboard is still full. Just as the children of Israel could go out each morning and gather the manna for their daily food, so we can go to the Lord each day and receive all that we need to satisfy our spiritual hunger. His Word is so rich, and full of good things. We can never exhaust the treasures that are in it. Then as we take time to seek Him in praise and prayer, our hearts are renewed and refreshed for another day.
I pray that everyone who is reading this today has food in their cupboards to feed their families today. I pray that if you do not, that the Lord will give you a miracle and supply what you are lacking.
I also pray that each of you has taken time to read the Bible and communicate with the Lord to obtain the food you need for your soul. Remember there is always food in His cupboard.
Prayer: Jesus be with those who need natural food to sustain them this day. Hear their cry and supply their every need. And help us all to partake of the heavenly manna that you have supplied for us.
Devotion by Anne Johnston