O Taste and See!

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in Him.

Psalms 34:8

With all of this quarantine stuff going on, I am in my kitchen…a LOT. I joke with my friends that by the time this thing is over, I’ll be 50 lbs heavier because of all of the cooking I have to do. We have 7 adult appetites in our house, my 12 year old girl can eat more than the boys if I let her, and all taste buds are pretty refined, not picky, but they are all self pronounced foodies.

Fortunately, I really do love to cook. I hate the cleaning up process, but I love to cook and so do my kids. They make merciless fun of me because I am a notoriously messy cook (sorry mom) and I tend to get every pot out that I own according to my son. He is usually great at heading up the clean up crew, so I really have to take the criticism from him as long as it is spoken in love. He also is usually the first “taster” in the house, followed by my girls (for those of you wondering because you know I have 4 kids, we have one of Joshua’s friends living with us now). It is a big thing in my side of the family to taste. In fact, we can taste ourselves out of a meal.

I happened to be on a grocery run when I heard the President’s daily report. I almost ran off the road when the My Pillow founder challenged America to “get back in the Word, read our Bibles and spend time with our families.” I was stunned. I could only think of Paul’s writing to the Philippians in 1:18, Every way, whether in pretence (an outward showing), or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. He was inviting America to taste and see that the LORD is good.

How are you preaching Christ during this time? How are you extending the invitation to taste and see? Most of us will not have the opportunity to stand in front of a camera to a nationwide audience, but we all have neighbors. Are we showing them Christ’s love? Are we caring for them? We might have to be very creative in our witness right now with a large dose of sensitivity bathed in prayer for wisdom and power from the Spirit. Unbelievers all around us are scared of the uncertainty of these times. They do not have their security in Christ and their “security” might be completely crumbling around them. Blessed is the man (and woman) that trusts in Him.


Written by Kaye Dee Richards. Kaye Dee lives with her husband Colin in Morrison, CO. They have 4 children, Joshua, Amelia, Victoria, and Julia.
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