numbers 11:1-6
1 Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the LORD, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. 2 When the people cried out to Moses, he prayed to the LORD and the fire died down. 3 So that place was called Taberah, a]">[a] because fire from the LORD had burned among them. 4 The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, "If only we had meat to eat! 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. 6 But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!"
The people are moaning about the lack of (varied) food in the desert. When I read this I tend to be outraged at the fact that even though God is providing them with miraculous food on a daily basis, they're moaning that it's not a cucumber or they don't have any garlic with it! On reflection though, if I had been there I would have probably been doing the exact same thing. This emphaises how much I have to be thankful to God for, and I need to be regularly spending time thanking Him. When thinking about thanking God it's easy to start thinking - thank you for my house, thank you for my car - but I need to make sure that I don't miss the obvious - thanking Him for what He did on the cross. Regardless of the manna, the Israelites had been redeemed from slavery in egypt through God's grace. Regardless of the stuff going on around me, I have been rescued from slavery to sin - not because of anything I have done but because of God's grace.