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Snark & Sensibility

SEE? GOOD.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by JULIE COSGROVE

PLEASE WELCOME

JULIE COSGROVE

TO

DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY

 

O taste and see that the Lord is good!” Psalm 34:8a

This verse had always confused me until I saw something in a restaurant. A mom carved off a very small piece of her meat and put it in her toddler's mouth. The tiny eyes widened as a smile spread across the little girl's lips.

The mom nodded. "See? Good."

Toddlers taste everything. They judge what is good and bad by how it reacts on their tongues. Are we any different? How many of us have asked someone to taste what we are cooking to "see if it is good"?  Even though smell and taste are intertwined, we describe food as yummy or yucky more by its taste than its smell, appearance or texture.

So, why should we not taste and see that God is good?

And how good is He? The yummiest thing ever. Better than gooey caramel, a chocolate candy bar, or a fresh-from-the-oven bread. Better than lobster dripping in butter, chowder on a cold night, or ice cream...well, anytime.


Photo by Heather Barnes on Unsplash
 

Jesus often used food as a conduit to fellowship. One of his miracles involved multiplying a simple lunch of fish and bread. It wasn't until He served the disciples fish that they recognized him on the beach after the resurrection. At the Last Supper, He said the bread represented His body and the wine His blood and commanded us to remember Him whenever we broke bread together.

Recently, I had not been physically able to attend church in months. A person from the congregation brought me a small, tasteless wafer from the communion service. That way I could be "a part" of the community of believers that had gathered at the altar table. As it dissolved on my tongue, it truly was the best thing I'd ever tasted. I instantly felt the connection of the Cross...vertically to God and horizontally to the people in my church.

I could almost picture God smile and say, "See? Good."

Yes, Lord. I have tasted Your goodness and now I see. Let me always hunger and thirst for Your righteousness and for the fellowship with others who believe. Amen.

 

ABOUT JULIE COSGROVE

Besides being a professional speaker, freelance writer, and an award-winning author of twenty-one faith-based books, Julie B Cosgrove is a digital missionary assisting 27 plus volunteer writers from all over the world to produce free, daily devotionals for yearly readerships in the hundreds of thousands in five languages. She also has a blog, Where Did You Find God Today? with readership in over 50 countries.

A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, The Christian Author Network and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, she is an INSPY Award semi-finalist, a Grace Award Finalist, and was awarded Best Religious Fiction 2016 for Legitimate Lies and Best Cozy Mystery 2017 for Dumpster Dicing by the Texas Association of Authors. One Leaf Too Many, Book One of the Relatively Seeking Mysteries has been chosen as the ACFW Book Club Book of the Month for August 2019.

 To preview her books, visit her website: www.juliebcosgrove.com

 

 

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