“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good” (1 Peter 2:2, NIV).
Our five senses are marvelous gifts from God that allow us to experience our world. They are all wonderful but one in particular seems to give us more pleasure than the others: taste. For me, just saying the word chocolate conjures up feelings of pleasure, comfort, delight and good memories. And a smooth, dark square on the tongue—heavenly!
Perhaps that’s why both David (Psalm 34:8) and Peter used the analogy of taste to help us understand the goodness of God. While we can’t actually taste God, everyone can relate. Just as we savor delicious food, we can savor the wonders of the God whose love is filled with pleasure, comfort, delight and amazing promises of new life in him, now and for eternity. The many and varied flavors of food point to the many facets of our amazing God. His goodness and kindness truly do leave the best taste in our mouths.