What we learned today
Remember and celebrate! Festival of Passover: Remembering and Celebrating God as Deliverer
Where we're headed next time
Big idea: God is provider.
Wandering: Exodus 15v22–17v7, God provided food and water for His people while they were in the desert.
Did you know?
According to the Bible, manna had the sweet taste of honey.
The Israelites could grind the manna and pound it into cake.
Jesus, during His earthly ministry, referred to Himself as the “bread of life,” pointing back to the manna God provided in the wilderness.
In the desert, God provided for Moses’ and the Israelites’ physical sustenance. He gave them what they needed to live on earth. However, Jesus provides us with something much greater: life eternal.
Connect as a family
Place a jar or a clear plastic container filled with bread, cereal, or cookies where everyone in your family can see it. Then read through the biblical account of God’s provision in Exodus 16. Ask your children to tell you their favorite part of this passage, and then share with them your favorite part. Talk with them about how they might have felt if they had seen food literally rain down from the sky. Then point out the container of food and tell them it’s a reminder of how God cares for us and meets our needs.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
How did God give His people the food they needed?
What are some ways you’ve seen God take care of our family?
How can we thank God for providing for our needs?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about God is the Lord into your everyday life as a family.
A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance over your child.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you rest in the knowledge that God knows what you need and will take care of you.