MIHI Manna for Today
“Taste and See”
Psalms: 34:8: O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
I remember my Mother on Sunday mornings would boil her fat-back in an open pot of water to prepare the seasoning for our afternoon meal of either cabbage or collard greens. One could taste the aroma of bacon that filled the whole house giving the indication that bacon was being prepared for a morning meal. Yet when one arose they would only find fat-back steaming away in a boiling pot. It’s is a simple reminder that the sense of taste relies on the sense of smell in other words “it smells so good I can almost taste it.”
Not only did my Mother use this as a preparation for a meal but also a ploy to draw her sleepy children from the bed but to get them prepared for Sunday morning Worship service. Her tactic was similar to how the psalmist identified how the Lord was sought and his reflections on tasting the goodness of the Lord.
Here is the thing! David said in Psalm 119: 103 “ How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” When we begin to trust God’s word they will enlighten and guides us through the perils of life, his ways are wiser then our ways and they are life changing that makes everyday sweeter then the day before. But first we have to taste them by reading them then allow them to guide us and we will see his wonder works in and throughout our lives as we apply his words to our life daily. Oh taste and see that the Lord is good!!