|Cammie and Marcus presenting me with a birthday cake.|
Every good cook knows that in order to produce delicious food, you have to taste the food as you prepare it. Every fine chef will tell you this is a cardinal rule. And again, when the dish has been served, the taste test is the moment of truth. I enjoy preparing meals for my family to enjoy.
Yet often I’ve had to coax a picky eater to “taste” a new dish. “You can’t say you don’t like it if you haven’t tasted it,” I say. This Scripture, like an excellent cook, urges you to taste.
“O taste and see that the Lord is good. . . .” Taste--I could coax you, as I’ve coaxed my children. Taste--I could challenge you. Taste—I will attest to His goodness. “Blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” This Scripture is a challenge with a promise. If you give the Lord a try, you will experience His goodness, leading you to trust in Him, resulting in blessings for you. Haven’t we all enjoyed the savory delight of a delicious morsel of food? The goodness of the Lord can not be compared.
When I made the decision in 1977 to make Jesus the Lord of my life, I tasted. Every day I read a little devotional booklet called OurDaily Bread. Its simple format consisted of a few verses of scripture, followed by a prayer. I was faithful to this daily exercise to honor my new commitment to make God a part of my life. I tasted a little each day, not knowing exactly what to expect. Soon I wanted to know more about God and Jesus Christ; I started reading and praying more. I became hungry for His Word, the Bread of Life. It’s made all the difference in my life. I offer you this challenge—taste and see. I believe that you, too, will attest to the goodness and the blessings of the Lord.
|Southern Living Fudge Pecan Ripple Layer Cake--Yep! I made it.|