God delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, led them into the wilderness, and fed them…manna-bread from heaven. The Israelites had this habit of forgetting that the Lord was actually taking care of them, so He commanded them to take an omer of manna and keep it for generations, so that “they can see the bread I [God] gave you to eat in the wilderness when I brought you out of Egypt.” (Exodus 16:32)
I really identify with the Israelites…I have this habit of forgetting that God is taking care of me, has taken care of me, and will take care of me. Ever since I began writing in journals, I have called them my “omer of manna,” a way to remember God’s faithfulness. Since a blog is an online journal of sorts, well…I figured it fit. God’s faithfulness is great, and Pete and I hope that our story will sing His praises as He continues to work in our lives and the lives of those to whom we will serve!
Also, it’s really cool that we’ll actually be living in a desert in Mexico. So, the title fits, right?
Deuteronomy 8:2-7 “Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you. Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him. For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land.”