When the escaped Hebrew slaves complained about their hunger in the wilderness of Sinai, God provided. Exodus 16: 12-15 reported, “At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread”…In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground…Moses said to them, “it is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.” White table cloths are reminders of how God provides (like the dew around the camp) even in challenging times.
The freed Hebrew slaved were afraid of their unknown future. Some even wanted to go back to Egypt and resume being slaves. As slaves they were familiar with expectations, as newly freed slaves under the leadership of Moses and this new God, they were nit sure of what to expect.
At times it seems we, like those Hebrews wondering in the wilderness, are unsure of the future challenges we will face in our faith journey. And yet, we are also assured that God will provide.
Our coffee hour tables are covered with white table cloths. God will provide.