This chapter goes on to describe something the children of Israel began to notice on the ground in the morning after the dew had evaporated, something they called manna that could be made into bread.
Our months of the COVID-19 pandemic might have seemed like a kind of desert…each of us challenged to search for manna daily to nourish our spirits.
I began to notice something unique during my few outings to stores requiring the wearing of masks. I could not see faces. But sometimes, if I looked at someone, I’d see their eyes looking at me. When I looked back smiling, sometimes their eyes over their mask responded with real warmth. Manna in the desert! God nourished my spirit with smiling eyes.
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