In Exodus 16:14–22, we read the story of how God sent manna to feed his people in the wilderness. This was bread from heaven (v.15), and it represented the grace of Jesus, the One who would come and be the true Bread from Heaven (John 6:41).
Manna was sweet. You may have experienced bitterness in your life, maybe even right now, but Jesus gives you his grace.
The children of Israel needed to collect the manna every day. You need to receive the grace of God every day.
Manna was free. No one had to work for it. You didn’t have to go looking for it. It was just there at your doorstep. All you had to do was to go and pick it up and look up to heaven and say, “Thanks!” That’s how grace comes to you. You can’t work for the gift of Christ.
Manna was enough. Everyone received what they needed, and it was always enough. The grace of God will always be more than sufficient for your needs.
Some of the Children of Israel tried of find manna in their own way, with tragic consequences. It doesn’t work that way.
The Bread of Life is there for us every day, free, and always meets our needs. It’s what gives us true life. Jesus said that we need the bread of life every day. Are you making sure that you are receiving it daily? Your life depends on it.