[CF Devotionals] 2019-06-26 - Taste and See

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“The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. (Psalm 34:7-9)

Yesterday, there were nearly a dozen cherry tomatoes out in the garden, ready to pick and bring inside. Some of them will soon find themselves on a small garden salad, and in my zeal of thinking about it, I popped one in my mouth. I was reminded why there is nothing better to me than a home-grown tomato. It brought back memories of home-grown veggies as a kid and a young adult. Once trying them growing up. It was easy for me to know it would be a good idea on my own, too.

When I was in High School, my friend, Trinh, shared her love of a Savior with me in her own quirky and sweet way, and showed me what it meant, spiritually speaking, to: “taste and see that the Lord is good.” Once I met him, I was blessed in ways I never imagined. He has built each of us in specific ways, to experience His goodness and share it with others. And literal reminders of how good something is just reinforces how when we trust Him, we will be truly blessed - a priceless gift given at great cost. God did not have to invite us in, but He chose to do so. I am grateful he let me see His goodness.

“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31)

“If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” (1 Peter 2:3)

“It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age.” (Hebrews 6:4-5 NIV)

Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. (John 4:9-10)

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

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