“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8
Thanksgiving with its turkey and dressing; pies and cake; sauces and gravies has become a holiday of the taste buds. We want to Wow our guests with yummy delights. So, we search our cookbooks and the internet for recipes to tickle our senses and tempt our tummies.
And though the pleasure of a great meal can be quite satisfying, it cannot be compared with the pleasure of tasting the Lord’s goodness. There are too many of His blessings for us to taste them all now, but here is a sampling for us to consider.
His gift of salvation is one of the greatest pleasures to taste. It allows us full access to the Creator of all things. We become no longer strangers but children, part of His family.
His mercies, which (thank goodness) are new every morning, become ours. We can experience the showers of rain and the warmth of the sun because of His mercies. We can savor the depths of His love and begin to love others because of His goodness.
Those who seek Him shall find Him. We can dwell in the sweetness of His presence, and we can approach His throne with boldness.
He is our refuge in times of trouble, and He never gives us more then we can bear (1Corinthians 10:13). The bitter He makes palatable. He makes a way of escape when we are tempted.
He calls us beloved and keeps His promises to us. He blends the flavors of life together for us. He is faithful.
This is a very short list of ways in which we can taste God’s goodness, but it will get you started on your way to being thankful this Holiday Season.