Manna: A Symbol of Jesus

What a patient and loving God we serve. Even when we are weak in our faith and blaming others for situations which they are not responsible for, God sees and hears everything. He knows when to send those handfuls of purpose to help in strengthening our faith. When the Children of Israel least deserved a handful of purpose, God sent them manna. He provided a heavenly treasure to keep them from starving while on their journey. Today we have Manna – Jesus, satisfying a longing in our soul that can only be satisfied through Him.

Manna is a symbol of Jesus. He is the bread of life who gives our soul the nourishment it needs. We have the free will to choose or ignore Him. Thankful Thursdays at frogslilypad.net


Think about Jesus, white and pure from sin, and sweet as honey. God sent manna to feed the Children of Israel while they journeyed to the Promise Land. God sent Jesus Christ, His son to feed the soul of man on his journey to the Promise Land. While our physical bodies need different things to survive, our soul depends on only one thing and that is Jesus Christ, He is the Manna for our soul.

Manna: A Symbol of Jesus


Jesus is accessible to everyone. (John 1:29) The manna was on the ground every morning; all they had to do was pick it up, it was a free will gathering. Salvation is here today for anyone to partake of it; they have the free will to choose Jesus.

Manna had to be gathered every morning; it gave nourishment for the day. We need a daily walk with Jesus because the strength we receive today will not be enough for tomorrow. Renewing our mind with Jesus daily is essential to make it through the day.

There was a time limit was given on gathering manna each day. When the morning sun became hot, it melted. If it was not gathered before then, someone did without.  A time limit is set on the access to Jesus and salvation; one day it will be too late. (Hebrews 9:27)

Jesus, just as the manna, is an undeserved gift from God. God loved us enough to give His only Son to give us life eternal; all we have to do is reach out and take Him as our Saviour before it's too late. (John 6:35)


14 comments

  1. Blessings, Lori! I do love that manna metaphor.

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  2. I love this: "He knows when to send those handfuls of purpose to help in strengthening our faith." and I do love receiving those as often as he wants to send them. :) Manna has been such an enduring symbol of God's faithfulness through the generations.

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  3. Beautiful analogy Lori! I love this post! What a beautiful reminder of the undeserved gift(Jesus) we have access to everyday. I definitely needed to hear this today. I love your "handfuls of purpose" what a great image. Christ sends us exactly what we need for each day especially when we seek Him! (Lamentations 3:22-25 is one of my favorite passages!) I am signing up today to receive your new posts too. I am truly blessed by the perspective you bring to seeing our Savior! Thank you for sharing what God lays on your heart. I pray that you continue to write as you seek to give glory to Him. May you and your family have a blessed weekend my friend!

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  4. Thank you for this reminder, Lori. I'm thankful for all that Jesus does for me.

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  5. Such a beautiful example and picture. I am such a visual learner and this is a picture I had not thought of nor seen. So glad I came by. Actually, thankful more than glad!! : )

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  6. You're welcome and thanks for leaving a comment, Denise.

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  7. I'm glad to hear this, Linda.

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  8. Hi Lori, just stopping by for a visit. Good thoughts! I'm so glad we have such a patient God, who knows we are weak, and gives us manna to strengthen us.

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  9. Hey there, Deborah. I'm thankful for His patience and love also.

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  10. It is such an amazing gift - there whenever we reach out. Thank you for the reminder, friend!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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  11. Thank you, Michele. I'm sorry I didn't see your comment sooner. I had an automatic Wordpress security update and it has sent a ton of comments to the trash can. That's technology for you! I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  12. Lisa, I'm willing to take handfuls of purpose anytime too. I'm sorry I didn't see your comment sooner, I over 30 random comments sitting in the trashcan for some crazy reason. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  13. Thank you for your kind words, Horace. I have those verses in Lamentations highlighted in my Bible; they are such a great reminder of how the Lord blesses us in so many ways. I'm sorry I didn't see your comment sooner. For some strange reason Wordpress randomly canned a large amount of comments over the past couple of weeks and I didn't see them until today. Have a wonderful week!

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