WHO could have foreseen that Manna, type of "the true Bread from heaven," would have been withheld on the Sabbath Day, which day prefigures that final rest which remaineth for the people of God?
Nay, rather: for that one day the Manna assumed permanence.
The Israelites no longer gathered, because they possessed it. On the other days they measured it; on that holyday of rest they no longer measured, but simply enjoyed it.
Even so throughout the eternal Sabbath there will be no need of Sacraments, those outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace given unto us; because the elect will be once and for ever one with Christ.
Moreover, since each Jewish Sabbath prefigured that supreme Sabbath Day which was truly an high day, and which we Christians observe as Easter Even; therefore it doubly behooved that no Manna should fall thereon, for Christ Himself hath said: "The days will come, when the Bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days."