The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost- also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!” - Numbers 11: 4-6
When the Israelites were on their way to the Promised Land they grumbled a lot. They were unhappy about the food God was providing them so they began to crave other food. They complained “Now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!” When I read about their grumblings I am reminded of my own children’s laments about eating Cheerios. My kids have eaten them for several months straight. (I buy a bunch of boxes when they go on sale). Eventually they begin to crave other cereal and complain for something else. Why can’t they be happy? There is a spiritual lesson in this story. The fact of the matter is that God’s diet is not very diverse for growing in the faith. It’s a steady diet of worship, prayer, the sacraments, and study of the Word, both corporately and individually. Be encouraged, God’s diet is more than adequate to meet your spiritual hunger. Partake in his food and you will live!