Serving an international
Vol. 10 No. 4 April 2008
The twelfth chapter of Isaiah is about the Christ and the salvation He would bring. In verse four, we read, “And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.”
When Christ had brought His salvation, people would be overjoyed. They would be thrilled to draw out of his spiritual wells. They would praise God continually, and they would declare Him among the people.
The word here for “declare” can be translated several different ways. It primarily means to know. To know His doings among the people would be to make known to all people what He had done. That would require teaching and preaching. Therefore, the disciple of Christ will tell other people about Him. They will not sit silent and never let others know about Him.
Unfortunately, many professed Christians never declare Christ among people. One reason they do not do this is that they do not know His Word, the Bible. They do not draw water out of the wells of salvation and therefore cannot share the water. They find no joy in studying His Word. Since they do not like to study, they also do not like to tell others about Him. They cannot tell others about His doings because they do not know themselves.
Make sure you study your Bible. Learn all you can from it. Then, joyfully tell others about it. Declare Christ’s doings among the people, and if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.
In Exodus Chapter Sixteen, we read about the bread from
heaven—manna. God gave manna to the Israelites for their food while they were
in the wilderness. It is said that the manna tasted like fresh oil in
God gave enough for each person to have an omer’s worth. An omer is close to 3 quarts. According to one estimate, this would come to 9 million pounds of manna per day. That would mean 1 million tons of manna per year! That is a very big number, and you may have to get an adult to explain just how much that is.
Some people have tried to say that God did not give manna from heaven. They try to explain that manna was simply something that a plant in the desert produces. This is silly. There is nowhere in the world where that amount of food is grown in the desert. Even if there were a plant that gave such amounts, it would not grow year round every day (except none was given on Saturday. So, the plant would have had to produce on every day except Saturday.) Plus, this lasted for forty years!
Only God could have given the manna. Only God is powerful enough to have done such a thing. There is no natural explanation. This was a supernatural supply of manna.
I am glad we have a God who loves us. He loved the Israelites enough to give them food for forty years while they were in the desert.
Keep studying your Bible. Learn all you can about our great God. He loves you and wants what is best for you.