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.
- The quail arrived.
- Quail covered the camp.
- Quail left.
- Dew covered the camp
- 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