Quail Mail

Sure enough, God sent the Israelites the food he’d promised.

That evening quail flew in and covered the camp and in the morning there was a layer of dew all over the camp. When the layer of dew had lifted, there on the wilderness ground was a fine flaky something, fine as frost on the ground. The Israelites took one look and said to one another, man-hu (What is it?). They had no idea what it was. (Exodus 16:13-15, MSG)

People try to explain manna as fruit of the tamarisk tree, or the leavings of a couple of kind of bugs, but I think we must take the Bible for what it says.

  1. The quail arrived.
  2. Quail covered the camp.
  3. Quail left.
  4. Dew covered the camp
  5. Dew lifted and manna covered the camp.


Quails actually give off a foamy, spit-like substance. Truly! Just do an on-line search. Check it out for yourselves! Is it possible that foamy white stuff looked like dew, and when dried became manna? After all, God is a practical God and this would indeed be bread from heaven!

“It’s the bread God has given you to eat. And these are God’s instructions: “Gather enough for each person.” (Exodus 16:15-16, MSG)

Prayer – Lord, no matter the kind of bread you deliver to us, might we always be grateful. Amen

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