Reflection — October 2nd
Drama thrives on situation, conflict and a resolution of some kind or other. Manna had been given to resolve the conflict of hunger, but now the gift itself led to more complaint and conflict. The Israelites wish they were back eating a variety of veg in Egypt, and God is fed up with their moaning. So is Moses, who is caught in the middle, and takes it out on God, who – typically – is more than happy to carry a genuine complaint and turn it into something unexpected.
In Exodus it is Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, who persuades him to delegate. Here God makes it even clearer with the gift of
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