I wish I were rich, I would make sure that no child, or adult, went without a gift on Christmas Days and I would make sure that everyone had a full stomach; it hurts to see pictures of starving children, or people living under a bridge or on the street. I am grateful for what I have, and although I can’t do as much as I could have at one time, I can still afford to buy a gift for my family and for that, I am very happy.
We are all in this financial crunch together; even rich people are losing money every day and people actively seeking employment are having a hard time getting hired! I have always said that lack of money never scared me because I grew up with parents that taught me about God’s provision power.
I know that it sometimes feels as if you are praying and not being heard, ask someone to agree with you for your need because the Bible tells us “if two of you agree on earth as touching anything they ask, it will be done for them by the Father, Which is in heaven! The power of agreement is mighty!
In thinking on these things, today, the word Manna came to me so I got out my Bible and found that there are seventeen references to Manna. Manna was the heavenly bread supplied to the Children of Israel while they were in the desert for forty years! They had complained that in leaving Egypt (guess they weren’t thinking about the fact they were slaves) they left the “garlic and leeks”! Moses, I am sure, got tired of their complaining and went to God. God saw their need and sent the Manna. When the dew fell every evening, so did the Manna. All they had to do was to go out and pick up enough to supply their family’s food for the day, if they picked up more than they needed it would rot! God wanted them to learn to have faith, not to fear and to not be greedy!
Maybe Jesus thought about that when He said “give us this day our daily bread” when He gave the Lord’s Prayer! After all Matthew 6:25-26 says “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds. He shows us in this verse how much we are cared for! Let us think more about the Bread of life than the loaf of bread.”
Matthew 26:26 “As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.”
1 Corinthians 11:25-26 On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.” For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.
We should realize that Jesus becomes our heavenly Manna, the supplier of our needs, the healer of our bodies and our Bread of Life! Be blessed, read the Word of God, which never grows old, and accept Jesus as your Bread of Life, you will never be “hungry” again!
Once someone asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told him to write a letter to me, just to express his feelings and thoughts, which would have meant more to me than something he bought out of an obligation to buy a gift, he chose to not do that, and BTW I am no longer with that person! Have a Merry Christmas!