“No way am I going to eat that! It doesn’t look good.”
A grandfather heard his grandson say those words with a disgusted tone of voice when he encouraged him to try a new food dish. The young boy resisted because he judged the food by its appearance. Finally, he consented and said, “I’ll take one bite, but I don’t want any more.” However, once the grandson tasted the food, he liked it.
Now, as an adult, the food he didn’t want to taste is one of his favorites. If his grandfather hadn’t encouraged him to try a new food, the grandson would never have known how good it was.
Christians are encouraged to taste and see God in His Word and in His works.
As the darkness descended and I swung on the porch swing, I saw God in His creation and tasted the goodness of His gifts. I heard the songs of the flitting birds as they settled in for their rest. I watched as a brilliantly hued cardinal enjoyed the birdseed in the feeder. My eyes feasted upon the beauty of the various colored flowers scattered throughout the yard. Lightning bugs twinkled on and off, and I laughed as my frisky cat tried unsuccessfully to catch one.
God gives us many ways to be in touch with Him. We can read His Word, accept His love, and revel in the beauty of His creation. Once we taste and see that He is good—such as the grandson liking the new food—we’ll never want to be without Him.
God waits for us to experience Him in all areas of our lives. Take time to do so daily.
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