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Taste and See


Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?

Mark 8:18

All wives joke that their husbands are blind.  You can put the mayo they want right in front of them and they will not see it. It is not just absent-minded men though.

We all have eyes but don’t choose to use them, especially when busyness takes us.  Our son and daughter-in-law have two lovely children who take watching each moment of each day.  It's kind of hard to pay attention to anything else when you are a young parent, or rookie grandparent on duty!

But hurry can be hazardous to our health and peace of mind, especially over time.  We stop seeing what is important to deal with the urgent.  We cease to notice much of the beauty around us, we can become irritated and lose control of our emotions and, worse still, our attitudes.  We easily forget or lose things.

That is why this artwork speaks to me.  One woman chose to slow down, only then did she notice what and who was around her. Was it worth it?  You tell me!

God gives us the same prescription for finding peace in him.

"O taste and see that the Lord is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!"   Ps. 34:8.

You no doubt noticed that this is active.  We must go to him, experience him, and depend on him for our security.

By the way, Jesus also slowed down and joined us humans in all our ignominy.  He saw and tasted --

"But we see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone."   Hebrews 2:9.

He resigned of so much, tasting the horrors of that Roman cross so that we can gain life, eternally with him beginning now!

So slow down and smell the roses!  Then SEE what He has done for you!

Artist: Lisa Aisato, found at Boredpanda through Pinterest.   

About author

 A transplanted Texan with more years in Poland than in the USA.
A retired teacher of English as a foreign language, she loves classical music, hiking in nature, reading, and writing.
She is married to her marvelous husband, Adam, and loves their two children, with two rambunctious toddler grandchildren completing the joy of family.
God has given her countless opportunities to see His goodness through the years together with the challenges life has brought. Those lessons are the subject of her writing.Show less

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