Sunday, November 17, 2013

Weekend Worship—Recognizing God’s Provision

by Edie Melson

When the dew fell on the camp at night, the manna would fall with it. Numbers 11:9

This week I was reminded of what the word Manna means (Thank you Marcia Moston), and it got me to thinking.

First—in case you had forgotten or didn’t know—in ancient Hebrew, Manna means, what is it.

I find it comforting to know that the Israelites didn’t have a clue what it was. Because, truthfully, I find myself hard-pressed to recognize God’s provision when it first appears on the scene.

So many times I’ve prayed for relief or help in a situation, feeling like God had forgotten me. But when I looked back I could see the things He had already put in place to take care of my worries.

So here are the three things I’ve learned about God’s provision: 
  • God’s provision often appears quietly, with little or no fanfare.
  • God’s provision can find us where ever we are—from safe at home to lost in the wilderness.
  • God’s provision is exactly what we need, when we need it. 

Are you worried and stressed? Don’t despair, God has already put the things in place that you'll need.


  1. Thanks for reminding me of God's Provisions.

  2. I couldn't agree more. The last statement, that God gives us what we need, when we need it, is spot on.

  3. Beautiful reminder! I didn't know that "manna" meant "What is it?" That's really cool! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love this post Edie! Made me tear-up... God always provides! Thanks so much for writing and for your blog! :-) :-)

  5. Yes, He does and always will provide. Jesus told us "not to worry about tomorrow" but I sometimes get caught up in what is going on around me. What a quiet and simple reminder that His provision is always there. Thank you!

  6. Thank you. I didn't know that's what "manna" meant either. It's so much richer now and makes me wonder how much manna I've received and didn't recognize. Great post!