All of us are in exile. Some (if not most of us) are in the wilderness. The fears and the frustrations of the desert quickly lead to complaints and murmurings. In today’s story, the people of God grumble in the wilderness and God responds, not with anger, but with the gracious provision of manna. Though the wilderness is not comfortable, easy, or desirable, it is the training ground in which we learn to trust God.
Opening Hymn: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Closing Doxology: Now Thank We All Our God