Friday, February 23, 2018
Taste and See
Taste and see that the Lord is good!
Many moons ago, my husband, Danny, plants a sugar maple fairly close to the house. It has grown like the proverbial weed over the years, and with the shade it provides over our deck in the summer, this tree is my favorite one in our entire forest, hands down!
And it seems like it's a favorite of the wildlife, too, particularly when its sugary sap begins to rise and run. All these scars attest to the myriad visits by woodpeckers, nuthatches and chickadees, eager to savor the sweetness this tree has to offer.
But as it turns out, the birds aren't the only creatures with a sweet tooth. Imagine my surprise when I discover this little fellow, sent by Racer, no doubt, nibbling on the bark.
He is so enamored and enthralled by the tasty goodness, he takes no notice of the crazy lady with the camera snapping away at him.
In fact, the squirrel stays on the tree for an hour and a half, alternately indulging in the divine delicacy and resting as if he's recovering from a self-inflicted sugar high.
The squirrel has tasted and seen the goodness the maple tree has to offer.
And while the tree's goodness is fleeting, the Lord's goodness is forever. We can savor His sweetness when we go to Him in prayer, read and study His Word, reflect upon Scripture in our journals, or sit quietly, inviting Him to be present with us in the moment. Sweetness, pure and simple, with only positive, nourishing side effects.
Will you join me today at the Lord's Table, where He offers all we need to grow strong in Him? Come! Taste and see that the Lord is good!
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