Sunday morning’s message at Trinity Presbyterian Church is on Exodus 16, the provision of manna for God’s people in the wilderness. That bread, of course, pointed forward to the Bread of Life, our Lord himself.
“However wonderful the descent of manna from heaven was, however much it was a fruit of God’s creative word (cf. Dt. 8:3; Mt. 4:4), as ‘food that perishes’ (v. 27) it had only temporary life-giving power. By contrast, the bread that Jesus is and gives to eat has an effect not bounded by death but continuing into eternal life.” (Herman Ridderbos, The Gospel of John, p. 235).