Raining Manna

Exodus 16:4 “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day.'” (NIV)*


Hungry children, come and see

God rained manna down.

Grab your baskets, grab your jars

Flakes, frosting the ground.


God will provide each day

Bread, your life to sustain.

White like coriander, honey flavored

You’re going to like this rain.


Gather enough for a day

Leftovers breed maggots.

Remember, double up on day six–

God rests on the Sabbath.


Expect manna each morning

Until Canaan’s land you take.

Once settled it’s real bread

No need for manna flakes.


His Word, manna in the desert

Gathered daily, sustains the soul.

Bread of Life will satisfy

When Canaan finds me home.


poem & photo by Patty Perkins, waffles compliments of my son

Exodus 16:35 “The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan.” (NIV)*

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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