Daily Manna

In our journey out of sense into Soul we have provided for us, each day, the "manna" we need. Each day's study brings a new unfolding of truth and these revelations are our daily bread. Through them we have "meat to eat" that the world knows not of, hence our sustained energy, sustained strength. Sometimes we murmur, as did the children of Israel; then the moral courage that leads us into the Promised Land hears the voice of Truth and calls, "Come near before the Lord," and the glory of Spirit appears through the cloud. Moses heard the message of Truth, and said to the people, "The Lord shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full." To-day, as truly as when the corporeal Moses led the children of Israel toward Canaan, we hear the voice of God, receive the message, and see the promise fulfilled.

In the evening we have meat. When the light of divine Love seems dim, we need the stronger statement, the more satisfying revealing; in the morning, when light is breaking, we have bread,—the life-giving, strength-giving revelations of Truth. Sometimes we murmur because we do not discern the truth more quickly, more fully. We forget that we are supplied daily with all that we can assimilate, and this daily supply must be of our own gathering,—our own discerning. The command to Moses was, "Gather of it every man according to his eating, . . . take ye every man for them which are in his tents." The thought of this daily supply destroys all sense of fear, gives courage to press on, strength to overcome our enemies,—the mortal mind beliefs and fears that would obscure the glory of the Lord, and rob us of our daily manna.

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