Sunday, January 13, 2008

Taste and See

Recently while waiting to pick up some Chinese take-out, I gave into hunger and grabbed one of those mysterious foil-wrapped candies on the counter. Gag- I wish they would have remained a mystery! It was like biting into hard plastic - no taste whatsoever. Just to be sure, I grabbed another. This one was nougat-like, but still devoid of any flavor.

It was the first time I ever remember tasting something and yet tasting absolutely nothing. And it made me oh, so glad that when God tells us to "taste and see" that he is good, he comes through, true to his promise. I was reminded of this during an early morning walk today. I was thinking about a different song, also having to do with God's love, but these lyrics by Chris Tomlin kept pushing to the forefront of my mind:

Praise You, God of earth and sky
How beautiful is Your unfailing love
Unfailing love
And You never change, God, You remain
The Holy One and my unfailing love
Unfailing love
(From the song Unfailing Love, on the album Arriving)

Of course, God is good and his love unfailing, whether I realize it or not. Yet he invites me to step out, to taste and experience that goodness for myself. And when I do, I find without fail that he is indeed good. He doesn't disappoint.

Ps. 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed are those who take refuge in him.


Debbie said...

Isn't it interesting that God says "taste and see", not "look and see", implying I think, that He wants us to not just observe His goodness, but trust His goodness enough to reach out and taste, ie, really experience it.

That is a favorite verse of mine! Maybe because I like to eat...hmmm.

Thanks for those thoughts today.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

OK, I'm behind the times here. I just now realized you had re-opened comments. Yippee :)

Love the new look too. I've been reading through my Google Reader lately and didn't even realize all this. Boy, am I late to the party, or what?!

Have a wonderful day :)

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Ha--I had to laugh that you tried a second one. Isn't that just like us? We test the good and the bad with a second look.

Katrina said...

Love, love, love that Chris Tomlin song.

And how often do I hold back and not step out to taste and see God's goodness in any given situation? -- Whether because I'm determined to "handle" things myself or because I'm wallowing in self-pity, or for some other equally stupid reason. God is truly unfailingly good...unlike those candies. :)

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

Love that Chris Tomlin CD and song! God never disappoints.

You're blog is a blessing!