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Topic: Taste (07/15/10)
TITLE: Tomatoes And God’s Love
By Frankie Conar
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â€śOh taste and see that God is good.â€ť Psalm 34:8a NKJV
As I sit here with my fresh homegrown tomato and salt shaker, I think about how glad I am that God gave us the sense of taste. I read somewhere that we have about 10,000 taste buds and right now I think everyone of mine are jumping up and down in anticipation of this first wonderful bite of my big juicy Mister Stripy tomato.
Have you ever thanked God for your taste buds? I know I havenâ€™t. I seldom think about them unless I have a cold, then Iâ€™m complaining that nothing taste right. Why did God give us taste buds in the first place? He didnâ€™t have to give us such a delightful gift. Other than to tell us that our food is spoiled, and we can usually tell by looking or sniffing, why do we have them? I think taste buds are just one of those wonderful little gifts that God designed in us just because he loves us.
Just thinking about how wonderfully and fearfully we are made, each of us with our own genetic code and billions of cells and chromosomes, is mind boggling. You would think that God had enough to do without taking the time to giving us the sense of taste. Why should he care if we canâ€™t tell the difference between asparagus and chocolate ice cream?
Now donâ€™t get me wrong, I have nothing against asparagus, Iâ€™m just happy that we have a variety of good tasting foods. A slice of ice cold watermelon on a hot summer day or a nice hot pot of chili, when fresh snow is falling, is a special delight. God could have left off our sense of taste and then everything would have tasted the same or not tasted at all. I think I might be skinner if that were the case, but Iâ€™m so-o-o glad God designed us with all of our five senses.
Godâ€™s love is so amazing. He cares for us in so many ways, most of which go unnoticed. Well, I for one am very glad he has given me the wonderful gift of taste. I hear more tomatoes calling my name out in the garden. I think Iâ€™ll go taste and see that the Lord is very good indeed!
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