Friday, April 9, 2010

Bread of Angels

Yet he gave a command
to the skies above
and opened the doors of heaven;
He rained down manna
for the people to eat,
He gave them the grain of heaven.
Men ate the bread of angels;
he sent them all the food they could eat.
Psalms 78: 23-24

What a picture of abundance! He also poured forth water from a rock in the middle of the dry dessert. He dropped quail at their tent openings--they didn't even have to hunt for it. Their clothes and shoes didn't wear out for 40 years as they wandered the wilderness.

God did all of this for the Israelites in the Old Testament. God still provides today. I love this modern day story of God's provision.

My friends are missionaries in the desert of an African nation. The husband works in a hospital. Years ago the Muslim government begrudgingly gave the Christian medical missionary group some land to build a facility. They didn't exactly give them prime property--just sand in the middle of nowhere.

The group accepted the land and began to build a hospital and drill for water. God is full of surprises in His provision. As the workers drilled down they hit a huge underground aquifer. This land in the middle of the desert, off the beaten path was in the prime location with God's provision of water beneath.

Do you have a need? God is in the business of giving good things to His children. In fact, He can open the doors of heaven--or the depths of the Earth--to provide.
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  1. Hi Rhodema,
    What a wonderful post! I love hearing stories of the Lord's provision. Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful Sunday.


  2. I love this kind of testimony to God's provision. Thank you so much for sharing it with us today.
    Hugs & blessings,

  3. Wow! What a wonderful testimony of God's provision for His children....the Israelites and the missionaries doing God's work! Praise God!

  4. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
    (including water...)

  5. Streams in the desert. Wonderful post.

  6. What a wonderful testimony of God love, and how he is there for us. What a wonderful story thank-you for sharing it today.

  7. What a wonderful story of God's provision. Thank you for sharing it.

  8. What a wonderful testimony of God's goodness and faithfulness. He gives us above and beyond what we can hope or ask for!!

  9. WOW! A marvelous story of a loving, providing, God. This is so good and there will be many read this today who need this wonderful message. Thank you for blessing us with this post.

  10. Thanks for that encouraging post today. Blessings ~

  11. Nothing is impossible with our good God! What a great story! Have a great week ahead sister and God bless and protect you.

  12. water in the African desert... Praise God...

  13. Rhodema....what a wonderful post. Thanks for dropping by my place too. You're right I did see a definite thread running through so many of the Inspiraton Sunday posts! And I must be the same Holy Spirit! How great is that! Makes me realize what an amazing God we serve. BTW I think you have a really great blog here!

    Blessings for a wonderful week ahead,
    Elaine :)


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