There is a thematic connection between our daily devotional readings each week. Sometimes that connection comes through loud and clear. Other times, the connection is harder to spot.
There is an echo of today’s lesson from Exodus in Matthew’s rendition of the Lord’s Prayer that we read earlier this week. There is an emphasis in both on trusting God to provide each of us with enough to eat and drink on a daily basis. Gathering enough manna or receiving our daily bread implies that God will look after our needs, not our excessive wants. Shouldn’t that satisfy us?
In both Old and New Testament times, believers waited for the coming of the kingdom of God. We’re still waiting for its coming. It sounds like the kind of place where fairness prevails. It sounds like the kind of place where people take only what they need when the platter is being passed around the table. It sounds like the kind of place where nobody grabs more than their fair share.
Lord, teach us to trust that there's room enough and food enough for everyone at your table. Amen. — CKA