I am in a Bible study written by Kristi McLelland.
I am loving this study because she gives us a lot of the history behind the verses. Sometimes that can put a whole new spin on the verse for me.
For instance, when God answered the the grumblings of the Israelites with the “white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.”in chapter 16,verse 30, they didn’t know what it was.
Now here is what I learned last week…Manhue, pronounced ma-nah, is a question. It translates to “what is it”. Which is what the Israelites said to each other in Chapter 16, verse 15. Now, I do not know if that’s why they called it Manna, but it would certainly fit.
Thankfully, most of us do not often have to wait for manna. We probably have a lot more manhue moments. At least I know it’s true for myself.
It’s in the moment of wondering what is it?, what is this supposed to be?, where did this come from?, that my faith is tested.
In my hunger for whatever it is I’m wanting or needing, am I hungry enough to trust God when I don’t know what it is, or how it looks?
In Ephesians 4, Paul explains the what it meant to have Christ descend on the earth the first time. According to verse 12, he came to equip us so that body of Christ (his followers) may be built up. We may not know what it is, or what it looks like, but just like the Israelites, when we experience it, it is nothing like we’ve experienced before.
Today’s Prayer: Father, I thank you that when I don’t know what it is, that you always do? Thank you, for.your protection, and guidance. My heart is open to You today. My faith is in You is beyond “manhue”.
You are the provider of my needs and my wants. And You deserve all the praise. In Jesus name, Amen.