“The Israelites ate the manna for forty years until they arrived at the land where they would settle down. They ate manna until they reached the border into Canaan. “Exodus 16:35
For years, my late husband ate a big bowl of Wheaties for breakfast six out of seven mornings each week. I preferred to change up my breakfasts—oatmeal, Cheerios, peanut-butter toast, and eggs over medium with a side of bacon, and if Glen were cooking, some crisp-fried potatoes and toast.
The nurse practitioner at my doctor’s office specializes also in holistic medical treatment. When I asked her about food allergies, she said, “Reaction to a certain food only happens if you eat it more than one time during a four-day period.” It’s all about antigens and how when a food is introduced on Monday, she suggests you do not eat the same item again until Friday.
The Israelites ate manna—a fine flakey substance when ground into a flour substance and baked tasted a bit like a honey-flavored cake–every morning for forty years. The Israelites complained that a steady diet of manna to be boring. God heard their hunger pains and added quail to the menu.
I am not a picky eater—give me something nutritious and tasty and I’m satisfied. However, don’t give me the same meal every day. However, I could probably eat my homemade chicken noodle soup every night and not complain.
Lord, help us share the wealth of food in our pantry with those who are hungry. Amen.