Broken Bread: Restored in Christ

Week of Wednesday, March 22nd – Tuesday March 28th

Author: Katherine Pachokas

Scripture: Exodus 16: 1-5   1The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. 2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” 4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way, I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. 5 On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.”


Trust and faith in God

We do not know what the future holds and it is easy to look at the past and how good it was now that we are not there anymore. Not knowing the future is terrifying and we, as humans, do not like not knowing where we are going, nor do we like to give up control. Very often God tests us, just as he did the people of Israel. He puts challenges and road blocks in our way. It is our choice what we do with them. We can fight them, try to remove them, take a running jump to hurdle over them…or we can trust that God has a plan and knows what He is doing.

There have been many times in my life that I have found myself in between Elim and Sinai. I see what I had, what I gave up, or what I lost. I am in the Wilderness of Sin, unsure of the future and complaining. I absolutely hate not knowing what is coming, it scares the living daylights out of me. I feel hopeless, wondering where the next meal is going to come from, how the bills are going to get paid, how I am going to get where I need to go without gas in the car. Every time, God has provided in some way for us. Every time, God has tested me. Every time I end up bashing my head against the road blocks trying to do things my way. Yet, every time God has patience with me and reminds me that I am His and I am loved! He redirects me, provides for me, and puts yet another road block in my way in hopes that this time I will remember to trust and have faith in Him. This passage is reminding us that we all need to have faith in God, we all need to trust in Him. He has a plan for us and it was set in place before we were even born. All we need to do is quiet our complaining long enough to listen to his directions.

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