Bread from heaven! What a miracle! Today’s first proclamation speaks of God feeding his people with manna. However, biblical scholars have for generations been teaching that the real miracle is seeing God’s hand in this natural event. Even today, in the upper Nile, certain insects eat there the tamarisk bushes to produce a sweet sticky substance called in the Bible, manna. The miracle is not the manna but the Hebrews recognizing God’s bounty in the natural event: identifying the supernatural in the natural. Do we observe spiritual cleansing when washing dishes; God’s feeding us during our dinners; our resurrecting when rising from bed; divine patience when we’re stopped in traffic? Do we live our daily lives immersed in God? If so, we are leading Christly lives

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