In the morning. From heaven. With the dew. Small. Fine. Round. White. As frost. As coriander seed. Solid. Its appearance like that of bdellium. Its taste like that of fresh oil. Its taste like that of wafers with honey. Good for making cakes. A mystery. What is it?
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The revelation of the jubilee originates from the Bible. The Old Testament describes that each family of the Israelites was allotted a portion of the good land. However, some became poor, sold their allotment (Leviticus 25:25
) and lost their inheritance. Others became poorer still and even sold themselves into slavery (Leviticus 25:39
). But every fifty years was the year of jubilee. Liberty was proclaimed throughout the land and each inhabitant was released from slavery, forgiven of their debts, and returned to their possession and their family (Leviticus 25:10
). The jubilee was a year of enjoyment, satisfaction, and rest.
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During His last visit to Jerusalem, He was surrounded by many people who endeavoured to ensnare Him with puzzling and crafty questions related to religion, politics, belief, and the law (Matthew 21:23-22:46
). He answered each question wisely, and then He asked: “What do you think concerning the Christ? Whose son is He?” (Matthew 22:42
). This question touches Christ’s person, which is a mystery, the most perplexing matter in the universe. This question of questions must be answered by everyone.
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What is truth? Can an answer be found to this question, and where can we find it?
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Many people are seeking rest. We look forward to the end of the day, to weekends, and even to holidays. Yet even when our body rests physically, our mind and our heart are often not at rest. And then, on Monday, we have to return to school or to work. How can we find true rest, complete satisfaction, and full enjoyment?
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