Friday, September 19, 2014
O Taste and See that the Lord is Good!
Over the past two years, this verse has touched me again and again. It has reminded me of just how good the Lord is. This verse has also challenged me to activity savor the Lord’s goodness, instead of taking it for granted. I need to actively taste the blessings God has placed in my life; I must consciously see how good he has been to me.
A few weeks ago, sitting on our front porch in the morning before work, these words came to in a prayer:
Quiet moments in the garden this morning;
all is at rest as the world awakens to a new day.
The gentle breeze whispers peace to all who will hear;
my soul is stilled as it waits upon God’s grace anew.
O taste and see the goodness of the Lord!
It flows in all of creation and fills the whole earth,
supplying both sun and rain to green garden and field,
offering both work and rest to give wholeness to my life today.
Let me overlook none of the kindness that surrounds me this morning,
and take not for granted his gifts beyond measure.
He bids me lie down in soft pastures
and surrounds me with tree, rock, soil, and quiet water.
Thank you, Good Shepherd, for supplying all that I need,
abundantly giving so I shall want nothing,
preparing before me a feast like a banquet,
with your goodness and mercy attending all my needs.
Bless you, Creator Almighty, for your goodness
that embraces me morning by morning,
and for your care that silently enfolds me,
and satisfies the deepest longings of my heart.
© 2013 Glenn E. Myers