“…Fill a two-quart container with manna to preserve it for your descendants…
Then later generations will be able to see the food I gave you in the wilderness…
Then put it in a sacred place before the Lord to preserve it for all future generations.”
The concept of preservation grabs my attention. For years I have been driven to pass on to the next generation what God had given me. So, today I researched the conditions needed for food preservation, and was surprised to find that nearly every item on the list had to do with the cleanliness and purity of the environment.
Therefore, if I am to effectively pass on the miracles that take place in my life, as well as those gems of truth God teaches me, I must preserve them in a pure environment, one that’s not polluted with my prideful ego. And, where might that place be? Aaron placed the jar of manna in the Ark of the Covenant, so that miracle bread was preserved in the very presence of God!
Accordingly, if I am going to pass on anything of worth to my children's generation, it needs to come from a pure heart, one that spends time in the presence of the Lord. There, near the heart of God, I won’t focus so much on the miracles, but on the Miracle Worker. And there in His presence I will realize my constant need of His cleansing.
I don’t want anything in my life to disguise God's beauty in the miracles I’m preserving.