Friday, July 7, 2017

Taste to Know

I come from a long line of good cooks.  Great cooks, actually.  My mother.  Her mother.  Aunts and even cousins.  These women regularly put wonderful meals on the table – full of delicious main dishes, abundant side dishes, and always some type of sweet yumminess to finish the meal.  They are Southern cooks and all their dishes are full of flavor and well-seasoned.  It’s this whole seasoning thing, I think, that sets them apart from…well, from cooks like myself.  They can taste and sample as they go and then add just the right pinch of this or a dash more of that to make any recipe just that much better.  I can follow a recipe but when it comes to tweaking and improving, I am just not a natural.  Mom, Grandma and the rest are naturals in the kitchen.  How often I have wished for their gift!

As they taste a dish in the making, all good cooks get excited just anticipating when the meal will be served.  The aromas, the tastes, even the look confirms that everyone gathered around the table is going to enjoy the meal! 

Psalm 34:8  “O taste and see that the LORD is good….”

As sure as a good cook knows everyone is going to enjoy her meal, the Christian who walks in fellowship with the Lord should know His goodness and His faithfulness need to be experienced by others.  There is a hurting, lonely and lost people all around us that simply need us to entice them “to just taste this!” and know that God is so good!!  If they will taste, they too will know.

My life has to be that which makes them hungry for something more than this world has to offer.  More than the bland, tasteless, empty promises that seem to be everywhere.  Just as my mom was confident about her dishes and then excited to serve a meal, I need to be bold to share about my savior because I am confident of His promises and His faithfulness.  My love for Him will be seen as excitement as I love Him and serve others.  How does your life encourage others to taste and see that the LORD is good??

1 comment:

  1. I greatly enjoyed reading your post! What a wonderful analogy! Indeed it is the seasoning that makes all the difference! "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?" (Matthew 5:13) Have a blessed week ahead!