His Manna – Then & Now

The gracious God that brought His people out
From the dark domain of Egyptian drudgery
Did not let them starve though they were without
Farming tools or barns and sans pots or pans

On the way He fed them daily with angels’ food
Such sweet sustenance from supernatural store
It was sufficient for daily intake but not more
Hoarding for greed merely supplied worms’ need
The rotting excess became the doubters’ chore

God is our Source on this exodus to glory
His spiritual manna is allotted to every age
Thus tis no use to stay on yesterday’s page
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His Mercies: A tale of two Journeys

Israel’s exodus from Egypt to the Good Land
Typifies the Church’s march from Earth to Glory
Christ leads consecutive itinerant pilgrim bands
And scripts a similar but happily divergent story

Israel marched under banner of the Pillar of Fire
The Angel who led them in God’s Name was swift
To severely punish any enactments of sinful desire

For the blood of the old covenant was weak and frail
It merely covered sin without the power to remit
It deferred guilt with impaired mercy on wilderness trail
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