Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Taste and See


My actual bounty.
My family recently visited an apple orchard.  The first thing we did was tour the store.  The visual sights and smells inside were heavenly.  Carmel apples, different kinds of popcorn, ice cream, fudge, apples cider--both hot and cold, and of course, warm donuts. 

We decided to pick apples before feasting on donuts so we bought the bag for apples and took the hay ride out to the orchard.  There were 13 of us in all.  As we searched for just the right apples...you know what we did?  We sampled the goods.  We tasted the apples; Mackintosh, Honey Crisp, Delicious, Courtland, and Fuji.

There was one comment made more than any other.  It was, "Try this one..." Followed by a description of the flavor and texture of the apple.

Only the ones who tasted the apples were able to share how they tasted.     

Psalm 34:8 says this, "Taste and see that the Lord is good."  First the tasting then the living.

In I Peter 2:3 it says...You have already tasted the goodness of the Lord.  In the two verse that proceed this one, there is a list of things that should not be present in the life of the believer; hurting others, lying, trying to fool people, being jealous and saying bad things about others.  It's basically saying...you've tasted the good stuff (salvation through Christ) now desire it (a life pleasing to the Lord), as much as, a newborn baby desires milk.  

That day in the apple orchard, once we tasted those good apples, adults and kids alike, we wanted to share the sweetness with somebody else. 

Now that you've tasted the goodness of the Lord...what are you going to do? Share it or keep it to yourself.

Five of the ten grands...and pretty good apple pickers too.


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