“The people can go out each day
and pick up as much food as they need for that day.” Exodus 16:4
O God of Grace and Mercy,
we are a nation of all-you-can-eat
buffets and fast foods.
We have forgotten what it is to eat
what we need to be healthy,
and to know when we have had enough.
Remind us of the morning manna in the desert,
of simply gathering what is needed each day,
and gratefully trusting in your provision for the next.
Disturb us at the thought of “haves” and “have-nots.”
Help us to realize that a true feast is not defined by the quantity of food,
but by the certainty that everyone—even our enemy—
has a welcome place at the table. Amen.
~ Deborah Harris, in Feast Together. Posted on the Seeds Publishers website.