The granddaughters had a sleepover the other night which means several things. It means we had a lot of fun and it also means that Papaw and Nana did not get nearly enough sleep. I got up Saturday morning about 6:45 am to make breakfast for two hungry girls. They wanted waffles. We had the regular kind they are used to or some new Apple Cinnamon flavored waffles that they have never had before. When I offered the Apple Cinnamon kind to them they exclaimed in unison, “Eeeww!!” Seems they are not a fan of trying new things. I already knew this from their past rejections of “things they have never tried before.” During previous visits they have turned down pineapple upside down cake and apple fritters; which even though I haven’t googled it I’m pretty sure are two of the four major food groups. Despite my pleading and promises of the joys that await, they typically remain consistent with a culinary cold shoulder to my offerings. Okay then, regular waffles for the girls; apple cinnamon for me. As we ate our breakfast, I was reminded of what David wrote in Psalm 34:8
O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8
I love the invitation and the promise presented in Psalm 34:8. I can hear the heartfelt words of one who has tasted and known the goodness, the mercy and the provision of the Lord. The psalmist is reaching out; entreating others to taste and see, to come to know the goodness of the Lord for themselves. Yes, how blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. Taste and see.