God Provides

Josh WannerDevotions

11And the Lord said to Moses, 12“I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’”
Exodus 16:11-12

Lola groans as she gets out of bed, not wanting to wake up. Her mom walks in and quietly says, “Get up sweetie, the bus is coming and you don’t want to be late.”

“But I don’t want to go to school,” Lola complains. “I didn’t do my Religion homework and now Mrs. Applewood will be disappointed with me!” 

“Lola, dear, she just wants you to learn about God and his word,” Mom says. “Don’t grumble like the people of Israel. You should know that God provides for you daily.” 

“Like what?” Lola questions in confusion. 

“Like the people of Israel when they were in the wilderness. They were complaining about not having food or water, so God provided them with manna by morning and quail by night. As for the water, God told Moses to strike a rock nearby and it would give water for his people,” her mom tells her. “Now get up and get dressed, the bus will be here soon.”

As Lola gets dressed she starts thinking about what her mom told her. She eats her cereal with milk, then brushes her hair and teeth. When she was about to go to the bus she turned around and said, “Thanks Mom, I see what you mean by God providing our needs like clothes, food, and shelter. Also God helps me by learning about His Word through my Religion homework and going to school!” 

Thinking Question: What is a daily need that God provides for you?

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for providing us with our daily needs. Help us believe in your Word. In your name we pray, Amen.

Contributed by the 4th Grade Class at SLS