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FREE MACARONS!!! | Faith & Fandom 180


Hey, fam. This is Hector Miray, and you’re listening to Faith & Fandom 180 on LTN Radio.

Yesterday I was at a comic con, and it was wrapping up. As we were there starting to pack up our things, right at six o’clock – show’s over, everyone’s exiting – one of the vendors, which was a bakery, stuck their head out from the side of the tent where they were set up and yelled these two words: “Free Macarons!”

If you don’t know, macarons are the rice flour cookies that are expensive and cost like two dollars and 50 cents a piece. One of the bakers yelled out “Free Macarons” because this was a comic con and you never know how many customers you’re going to have in an event like this. They made too many and they had almost a thousand macarons left over. But to a dungeon full of hungry nerds who have spent eight hours trying to peddle their wares, this was cause for stampede where literally every vendor within earshot dropped what they were doing and like, Naruto-ran all the way over to this place and they literally had bags for you to start filling with.

They had 1,000 macarons to give away and so people were Hungry, Hungry, Hippos-ing this thing. I saw somebody walk away with 75 or whatever. It was nuts. I grabbed a bag and I grabbed 12… And I had an inkling and I was like, “Just grab an entire tub of peanut butter ones.” But I know me personally. If I grab them, I’ll eat them and I don’t need that pressure in my life. So I grabbed 12. Two for a friend and two for everybody else in my family. Call it a day. Don’t take more than I need.

It reminded me, watching these people grab this was like watching the nation of Israel when it was dealing with the manna. Exodus 16:16 says, “This is what the Lord has commanded. Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.” Verse 19 says, “Then Moses said to them, No one is to keep any of it till morning. However, some of them paid no attention to Moses. They kept part of it till morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them.”

Short version was, Israel had an opportunity to be blessed but intended to actually take more than they needed because we’re greedy, selfish people. I think that’s something we need to understand is that if we truly trust God, even with blessings, we should only really take what we need and what we can use. Doing anything more than that says we trust the provision more than we do the provider.

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