Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Taste and See for Yourself

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.  –Psalm 34:8 

Sometimes when I think about my childhood I am reminded of an elderly lady, Mrs. C, who lived on my street.  What I recall about Mrs. C are these wonderful popcorn balls she used to make.  Now, there’s an odd association, right?  Maybe, but my, she could make popcorn balls unlike anyone.  They weren’t just the plain ones held together with that secret recipe involving corn syrup and some other key ingredients, but Mrs. C’s popcorn balls were dyed in an array of colors.  And she sometime made them for the kids in the neighborhood when it wasn’t even Halloween!  When you bit into one of those delicacies, you were transported to popcorn ball bliss.  A wonderful euphoria consumed you as you chewed with delight and hoped you didn’t lose a filling.  Yes, Mrs. C made some delightful popcorn balls.

Now, I can try my best to describe Mrs. C’s popcorn balls, but honestly, you would have had to taste them for yourself to truly get the full effect.  The Bible reminds us that such is the case with the goodness of God.  We must come to Him and by faith taste of His grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness to truly see just how good it all is.  People can talk about God, we can tell others what a relationship with Jesus Christ is like –  and we should for we are commanded by Christ to do so, but you must experience it all for yourself. 

The troubled soul can find wonderful peace, love, and joy by doing what the Bible says, which is to taste and see for yourself that the Lord is good.  Open God’s Word, receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, lift your voice in vibrant praise to the Lord, begin to walk in the power of His Spirit, and experience the victory that Jesus can bring to our lives every day. 

So, what are you waiting for?  Taste and see; you will not be disappointed.

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