Lechem Mishneh: Back To The Beginning IV
A Study of Manna IV: “God said to Moses, Behold! I shall rain down for you food from heaven; let the people go out and pick each day’s portion on its day, so that I can test them, whether they will follow My Teaching or not. And it shall be that on the sixth day when they prepare what they will bring, it will be double what they pick every day.” (Exodus 16:4-5)
“Pick each day’s portion on its day,” not their portions, and not what they need, but the day’s portion. The people are instructed to go out and collect what is being made available to them each day, I suspect, of Creation.
We often think of prayer as asking for our needs to be met. Perhaps the better approach is to request the ability to access all the Shefa, Divine Abundance, that is offered each day.
The Lechem Mishneh/Manna is a reminder that a double portion of Shefa is offered on Shabbat, and our focus should be on accessing what is being presented.