"Nothing at all beside this manna"- that was the deep source of their discontentment. At first they had enjoyed the manna immensely. It tasted like wafers made with honey and was quite a novelty, but they soon got tired of it. Their minds strayed back to the good old diet, and the more they savored it in imagination the more insipid the manna became. They were no longer satisfied with what God provided. For us, this means Jesus, and He is all God ever promised us. He may add or take away a great many other mercies, but all we actually need to be content is in Jesus; and if He doesn't content us, nothing else ever will." -Patricia St. John, Missing the WayShe goes on to say, we can mope around and complain about all we don't have (that never would have satisfied us anyway)...
"or we can sit down and examine our assets. "Nothing... besides this manna"- then back to the manna! Can it satisfy us, or can it not?"
6260. joy in putting my computer down and doing what he wants
6261. him curled up in my arm with a good book
6263. Caleb and Kaleb :)
6264. this house- big enough for many
6265. time to just be
6266. puppy prep day
6267. little men learning from their daddy. just like he learned from his.
6268. a doggy mansion for this tiny pup
6270. pile of books. rainbow of crayons. mountain of sand.
6271. joys of boys. bouncy boys!
6272. and even if I had none of these lovely gifts, I'd still have You.
6273. Jesus, precious Jesus.
giving a shout-out to my lovely WGM Uganda Ladies! We're reading "Missing the Way" together, a happy gift from our retreat speaker, Beth Coppedge. You need this book in your life- buy it here for $3.50! Read along with us! We'd love to have you.
joining up with the gift-listers, and manna-gatherers, at Ann's: