Taste and See!
Come and see what God has done. How awesome His deeds toward the children of man! (Ps 66:5)
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Psalm 34:8
Brother Timothy’s first letter, in chapter 6 and verse 17 reminds us to set our hopes on God “who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.” And oh how He has extravagantly provided for our culinary enjoyment! Our Gracious Father’s generosity is vividly expressed by the plethora of possibilities for our plates. Take a moment to marvel at His providential paint palate:
Red peppers and orange carrots.
Purple cabbage and eggplant.
Deep green spinach, kale and collards.
Yellow zucchini and squash.
And the variety of fruits from the vine and tree, all colors of the rainbow.
Like a fall floral arrangement, the collection of colors screams His profound love for His people.
Anyone who says eating well is boring hasn’t fully embraced the expanse of food options bestowed from above. Nuts and seeds for every taste, nutritious nuggets that first fed the ancient nomadic peoples. Though wheat, oats and barley are familiar friends, amaranth, quinoa and rye add flavorful variety. And beans! Bravo beans! Kidneys, chickpeas, Great Northern and baby blacks. Different tastes. Different textures. Different dishes for different days.
Savory spices. Fresh basil explodes our sauces. Rosemary deepens meats. Mexican fare comes alive with cilantro. Turmeric is both an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, benefitting both body and brain. Both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine use it to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and wounds. (RE: University Maryland Medical Center)
Come and see what the Lord has done! Come to the table and feast! How awesome His works on man’s behalf.
Given His generosity, when you sit to sup, give praise.