Taste And See


O taste and see that Yahweh is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

~Psalm 34:8, LSB


The world is full of tame Christians. In consequence, our churches are empty of life, if not of people.


I grew up in the 1950’s which seems ancient these days. In those days, there were no cokes {not at our house}, no potato chips, Debbie cakes and so on. We had three meals a day and that was it. There was never more than eight of us at the table at a time unless we had company; my oldest sister was married and gone when my baby sister was born. Even so, eight mouths are a lot to feed. There was no complaining about the food. Daddy had two unpardonable sins, complaining about the food and wasting food. Even so, there were some things that I did not eat. One of those things was stewed squash and onions. Mother rarely deep fried anything and that is how I liked squash. I made my decision not to like stewed squash and onions based on how it looked. When I told mother I didn’t like it, she said, “You don’t know whether you like it or not, you haven’t even tasted of it.” She was right, now I love stewed squash and onions. We call it stir fried today but it is basically the same thing.

The preachers got into a discussion last Monday about Mayonnaise; some of them don’t like mayonnaise but it is primarily how it looks that offends them. Do you like eggs, lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt? These are the ingredients that make mayonnaise. We have kids and grandkids who say they don’t like onions, mayonnaise or splenda yet they eat it all the time. How can you like white sauce or ranch dressing if you don’t like mayonnaise? It is all in their heads. As mother use to say, they don’t know because they have never tasted it. By the way, June puts splenda and onions in her green beans and they love her green beans but they don’t like onions are splenda. When we make soup or stew, we puree the onions so that they can’t see them. They sit there and talk about how they don’t like this or that and June and I are having an inward chuckle because at that very moment, they are eating what they say they don’t like.

What is it that offends the world about Christ and Christianity? I think it is how we appear to them. They judge Christianity by what they see in us. They look at our hypocrisy and say, “if that is being a Christian, I don’t want to be one.” But in truth, they have never tasted Christ for themselves. David said, “O taste and see that the LORD is good.” Yet they refuse to taste. It is unfortunate indeed: they don’t know what they are missing.


Willowdean is hanging in there and all our other seniors are doing well. I had hoped to get a lot done this week but haven’t accomplished much. I have to clean my office and I keep putting it off. Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog. By the way, they got 5 inches of rain at Cotaco on Monday. They got 2.5 at Florette. I imagine, 2.5 would be close to what we got. The corn crop looks good. Thank You Jesus for the rain.

Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog.

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