Picture a mother bird returning to her nest to feed her chicks: Each of the chicks hungrily reaches out for her to feed them. Not one of them is quiet, each chick is noisily vying to be fed, their beaks wide open.
And today God asks, ‘How hungry are you? Do you want the best or only what is left? Now is not the time to stay quiet, but to cry out to me. Have I not promised that when you open wide your mouth I will fill it? Even in those moments of desperation, I will indeed answer and supply you with what you need.
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt.
Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.
But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.