The psalmist as teacher.
Retelling in song.
God of our ancestors.
God who commands nature.
Through creation—God opens the doors of heaven—
God rains down the bread of angels.
On the wind God provides meat—flying birds numerous as the sands.
Cravings met. Life sustained.
A journey accompanied.
Complaints heard. Response made.
New life engaged.
God of new life, continue to accompany us--your often difficult people. Amen.
Psalm 78:23–29 (NRSV)
23 Yet he commanded the skies above, and opened the doors of heaven;
24 he rained down on them manna to eat, and gave them the grain of heaven.
25 Mortals ate of the bread of angels; he sent them food in abundance.
26 He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens, and by his power he led out the south wind;
27 he rained flesh upon them like dust, winged birds like the sand of the seas;
28 he let them fall within their camp, all around their dwellings.
29 And they ate and were well filled, for he gave them what they craved.