Taste and See

By Rodney Holmstrom, National Director West, Feb 25, 2019

“Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!”
– Psalm 34:8 (NLT)

One of the things I despise is sitting in a job interview. The first thing they want to see is a resume. What follows is a conversation with me trying to prove I am what that piece of paper says I am.

At times, I treat Christ the same way. Sometimes I catch myself looking at God as a “what can He do for me” mentality. I ask: “Are You good Lord? Prove it!”

This message from the psalmist in Psalm 34:8 is not a, “Hey, check out my résumé and see if you buy in to who I am.” Instead, it’s a special invitation to us to say, “You are not going to believe how good this is. You have got to try it! Please give it a try, you won’t regret it.”

I am grateful today that my wife’s first love is not me or even our kids, but the Father. I am grateful that she is okay with my first love also not being her or our kids: but the Father. It is only because we have ‘tasted and seen’ Him and continue to ‘taste and see’ that we are able to love each other the way Christ intended.

How do I know He is good? I am a living resume of His goodness. I don’t deserve to be here, but in His grace, I live as a child of the King.

Have you tasted and seen? You got to try this. You will love it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *