Blessed is the man that takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8
I’ve been thinking a lot about this verse today. I am a mom to a six year old little boy who is a picky eater. He is very reluctant to try new foods. I have lost count of how many times I have said to him, “Just taste it…you won’t know if you like it or not until you taste it.” He is also a very strong willed child when it comes to food. Sometimes, I think that even as he is trying a new food he has already convinced himself that no matter what it tastes like- he is going to say he does not like it. He has already discovered the beauty of free will. The power to choose.
I like how the Message translates this verse “Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see- how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him.” I was thinking today that, as God’s children, we sometimes do the same thing with our Heavenly Father. He desires for us to taste the life He has to offer us and to experience all of His goodness. He so wants us to trust Him, to open our eyes and lay down our stubborn pride and eat from His banquet table. Just taste it…you won’t know if you like it or not until you really try it.