Sunday, January 10, 2016



The Israelite's in the desert complaining
Grumbling about the change
In lieu of trusting and remaining.

Desiring meat and Egyptian bread
Looking backwards and unappreciative
God giving heavenly manna instead.

Daily to gather the bounty given
No more no less
God’s divine provision.

To collect and store
Strictly prohibited
Daily to gather the only chore.

Not to be hoarded
Nor for merit awarded
Simply the gift for their daily need.

The breaking and taking of bread;
In Jesus the Savior
 The reminder of his brokenness in our stead.

In thankfulness receive
All that has and will be done
More than our grumbling hearts can conceive.

Love letter's written out 
Holy Spirit constant companion
We can daily trust without doubt

And bring praises and applaud,
The Living word
 And routinely feast upon the manna of God,

 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.” Exodus 16:4-5


1 comment:

  1. Oh, Dale! I so love your weaving of words. I sit or stand awed and so love that you go into your envelope and pull out YOU! Read this tonight!