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Taste and See

In Psalm 34:8, the Bible says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”  This verse provided the theme for the January 17 service as part three of our series entitled “The Me I Want To Be.” 
In each of the morning services, a volunteer was selected to introduce the lesson. This brave disciple was seated up front, blindfolded and then fed a couple of different selections.  The first mysterious food was cottage cheese and depressed, contorted faces quickly came to life.  In first service, Bobby guessed it correctly but wanted no more.  In second service, Joe guessed “Some sort of seaweed.”

Thankfully, selection #2 was better.  It was ice cream.  Though neither was able to guess the exact kind correctly (chocolate chip), they each wanted to try more and keep on guessing.
This illustration showed us that we are encouraged to try more when our taste test is good and stopped dead in our tracks when the taste test is not.  Our challenge in Christianity is to dive in ourselves and then get others to taste the real Jesus.  The religious Jesus doesn’t taste that great – note the Pharisees, Sadducees and teachers of the law in scripture.
When we wholeheartedly take a bite out of Christ – it can be our delight.  Psalm 119 has nine verses that call God’s Word and His plans this very thing – a delight (find them; here is one example – “Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight” – verse 143).
Julius took some pictures which accompany this article.  Enjoy them. But mostly, take a bite from your Bible and prayer today.  Feast on fellowship.  As Mark Clarke says, “God is good.”  Really . . . even better than ice cream.

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