taste and see
If you’ve ever been to a birthday party where a piñata is brought out, you know the excitement that escalates as children line up for their chance to take a swing! The younger kids go first (assuming they aren’t strong enough to make a dent) while the older kids wait their turn, imagining and plotting how they will be the one to break open the piñata and send candy flying in all directions.
Bit by bit, every child wields the stick and chips away at the swinging prize with all that candy inside. A few pieces drop to the ground, but no one makes a move. They won’t be satisfied with a piece here and there—not when there are handfuls still hiding inside that little princess or superhero figure. Whack, whack, crack—the piñata breaks and a frenzy begins!
For those brief moments of chaos and candy, everything they’ve learned about manners and sharing is forgotten, drowned in a sea of tattered cardboard and papier mâché. All they can see is sweet goodness scattered out on the grass and they must have it. Eager fingers find every last piece. This scene keeps coming back to me as I think of how we approach our personal time with the Lord.
Are we eager as children to taste and see that the Lord is good?
Are we fervent to fill our souls to overflowing? Or will just a few bits of goodness suffice?
Unlike a piñata, our Lord always has enough for every single one of us to be filled up. We don’t have to plot or push; His grace and goodness scatters far and wide, and there is always more. When we come with expectant hearts, He promises to supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
Are you eager to taste what God is holding in His Word for you? His abounding supply of love, mercy, acceptance, instruction, encouragement, comfort, guidance, confidence, power, and peace. Break open your Bible and find the sweet goodness inside—it is yours for the taking, have it all, no limit!
“Oh taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8