Taste and See…
Can you recall the most delicious thing you’ve ever tasted? Remember the flavors, the textures, the spices? The scent, aroma and savory or sweet of that food? Can you also remember the complete satisfaction with which you ate that most appealing dish? It probably brings a smile to your face just to think of it. I know my food memory does. A bread pudding, perfectly cooked, topped with baked apples and smothered with a cinnamon caramel sauce that tasted like Christmas itself. One bite and it was an eyes shut flavorful euphoria type of experience.
Now take that and consider the following: “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good…” Psalm 34:8b To our souls, one taste of God’s love, mercy, and forgiveness is enough to confirm this, speak to this, testify to this.
In Psalm 34, David surrounds this verse with some of the following truths: “He heard me, …delivered me from all my fears; …those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing; the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry; …the Lord hears…delivers them out of all their troubles; the Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit; He guards all his bones, not one of them is broken; the Lord redeems the soul of His servants…”
Is not your heart squeezed and wrenched within you? Filled with immense and immeasurable gratitude and gratefulness? Truly, His compassions are great. The Lord has done these things and will do these things for us because of His wonderful abiding grace and love.
Today, take the time to read His Word, eat of it. Drink of His presence. Remember all that He has done for you, and “…taste and see that the Lord is good…”