Saturday, May 18, 2013

Oh No, Manna Again!

We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick. Numbers 11:5

God delivered the Israelites from the oppressive bondage of Egypt. He defeated the horses and chariots of the greatest army on Earth for them, and gave them miraculous food. He was present in the day as a cloud and a pillar of fire by night. Their response was to complain about the menu! Can anyone remember when Israel in the wilderness was not complaining about something?

No wonder that although over a million left Egypt, only two made it into the Holy Land. Even Moses did not make it.

Apparently manna was too bland. When God gave them quail, they ate so much that they got sick. I guess that if their tents had had TV sets, they would have complained that they didn't have enough channels. I mean, who wants to watch reruns of "Egyptian Idol?"

Enough of my getting on Israel. Those people have long ago turned to dust. Soon it may be our turn to complain.

I once saw a cartoon of a monk in the checkout aisle. His baskart was filled with boxes marked "manna". At least someone was happy with what God had provided.

I believe the days of the great food markets may soon be over. I read a terrible story of starvation in America. It was during the years of the great depression.A woman's children were literally starving. Someone brought her some food. In the kitchen they found a dog's head. She had cooked the rest of it to save her children.

To control America, the easy route will be to shut off the food supply. It may happen. God may once again give his people food. I hope we will be grateful.

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