Of Snowflakes & Manna

Listening When He Speaks



He delights in feeding His children from His heavenly throne.


And when the layer of dew lifted,

there, on the surface of the wilderness,

was a small round substance, 

as fine as frost on the ground. 

So when the children of Israel saw it, 

they said to one another,

“What is it?” For they did not know what it was.

And Moses said to them,

“This is the bread

which the Lord has given you to eat.

~ Exodus 16:14-15 (NKJV)

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Am I a stubborn fool who refuses to yield my will, my ideas, and my desires to the God of the universe? Am I a modern-day desert wanderer? Are you?


What are we looking for with such stiff-necked diligence that we cannot see our daily manna?


In the notes of my Bible, it says that manna is sweet and delicate. Much akin to blessings.


Oh, Lord, let me see the manna you drop into my life each day. Oftentimes I twist my stubborn neck here and there and everywhere but upward. I turn my face to my belly and think “me-me-me-me” when really I ought to lift my face to the sky and thank You for the provisions, the blessings, the goodness, and especially the mercy that You give me day after day after day.


When I step outside in wintertime, close my eyes, and let some white stuff melt on my tongue, I can make out a slight essence of honey, or maybe something sweeter, something called mercy and love. Give it a try sometime. Upturn your face to the heavens and catch the miracle bread as it falls.




Just remember not to eat the yellow stuff, ’cause that sure ain’t manna, buckaroos!




8 thoughts on “Of Snowflakes & Manna”

  1. S. Etole says:

    This is such a stunning photo, Darlene. And your words are a great reminder to savor the daily beauty and blessings that surround us. Blessings for a wonderful New Year.

  2. Love to you, Miss. Praying all the filling of the manna for you and yours. Happy, Happy Christmastide.

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