Eating the Mystery

A quick quote from One Thousand Gifts that has stuck with me for the past few days:

When we are despairing, we can choose to live as Israelites gathering manna. For forty long years, God’s people daily eat manna—a substance whose name literally means “What is it?” Hungry, they choose to gather up that which is baffling. They fill on that which has no meaning. More than 14,600 days they take their daily nourishment from that which they don’t comprehend. They find soul-filling in the inexplicable. They eat the mystery.

May we too be willing to feast on that which God rains down on us,
even when it remains shrouded in mystery and does not make any sense.
May we trust
him with the gifts he gives!


  1. Oh, I love this quote. I'll have to check out this book. It looks great!

  2. That's an interesting way to put it... and rings very true as well.


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