The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. 32 Moses said, ‘This is what the Lord has commanded: “Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the wilderness when I brought you out of Egypt.”’

33 So Moses said to Aaron, ‘Take a jar and put an omer of manna in it. Then place it before the Lord to be kept for the generations to come.’

34 As the Lord commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna with the tablets of the covenant law, that it might be preserved. 35 The Israelites ate manna for forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan.

36 (An omer is one tenth of an ephah.)

It was a great miracle that 2 million people were fed in the wilderness for 40 years. God wanted this to be remembered; He desired that the miracle be memorialised. He wants His church, in all generations, to believe that He is able to supply every need.

Is there any equivalent for us, I wonder? Are there in ways we can preserve the great deeds of the Lord in our lives for the sake of future generations? What can we do to pass on the faith-building lessons from our own pilgrimages?