Raining Bread from Heaven? What’s that about?


Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day.”

Exodus 16:4 

God offers the hungry Hebrews in the wilderness manna, bread from heaven, each day for 40 years. It was always a day’s portion; it was always enough for all. The manna never lasted to the next day – so the families couldn’t hoard. They had to trust that each day there would be bread from heaven, and it would be enough. Imagine learning to trust God for daily bread – it might take us 40 years, too!

Kelley Nikondeha is a practical theologian hungry for the New City. She is the co-director for Communities of Hope, a community development enterprise in Burundi. She and her husband co-founded Amahoro Africa, an African conversation for African thinkers and practitioners. She is the author of the forthcoming book Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World (Eerdmans, August 2017).
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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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