Occasionally, we will reprint prior devotions that now reflect on the coming lectionary texts. This is a reprint from a devotion originally published on January 31, 2013.
Reading: Exodus 16: 2-15 (Click to read text)
Reflection: I was reminded recently of the summer of government surplus peanut butter. During my first summer on Mount Luther Staff, we had large quantities of peanut butter from the federal government. And our cook that summer found every possible way to use it. We, of course, had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and we also had peanut butter Rice Crispy Treats, peanut butter pie, and other desserts that used peanut butter. The weirdest was peanut butter strawberry jello. I didn't have the nerve to try it but I heard it was awful!
Despite the fact that most of the staff got sick of peanut butter that summer, God provided for us. Just as the Israelites were provided with manna, we were provided with peanut butter. God will provide enough for all his children. We just have to accept what God gives us! -Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray the Lord's prayer and pay particular attention to the phrase "Give us today our daily bread." Reflect on the meaning of that line of the prayer.
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