Moses got a BIG job from God. Take a whole nation used to living in slavery and lead them out into the unknown chasing some vague idea of there being a ‘promised’ land somewhere ‘out there’.
Be fair, God did his bit; raining frogs, turning the
Just a little way into the journey Moses is faced with people who want to turn back. Slavery wasn’t so bad! At least we knew where were in the pecking order! And at least we had food. Moses asks God what’s it all about? God provides the nourishment they need, a miraculous gift which when the people see it they ask ‘man-cu?’ Hebrew for ‘what-is-it?’ This in time becomes ‘manna’ the bread of heaven the Welsh tribe so love singing about. Very nice, thank-you say the people and it keeps them going. Um, what shall we have for breakfast/lunch/dinner/supper, today? Manna! Bit like living off Big Macs. First half dozen are great but after eating buns all the time it gets a little wearisome. God gets a bit ticked off now. You want meat? You can have it not just for one day, or two days, or five days or ten days, but for a whole month. Indeed so much of it, it’ll come out of your nostrils! (You just gotta love a God with a sense of humour like that).
Spend a few moments thinking about your situation. Are you chained to your past and afraid of striking out in faith?
Are you a resourceful person? List your skills that could be used for the good of the community.