I SUPPOSE I COULD EAT LIVER AND ONIONS NOW.

Thought I might give up an update on this latest unplanned journey with the COVID-19. So far I haven’t had the respiratory distress that many of my friends have had–and that’s a good, very good thing. But I do have that persistent sore throat and my body feels like–well do you remember the movie Men In Black (the first one)?

Taste buds–I have none! I can’t even taste my coffee! But thank God, this elixir of life still works even though I can’t taste it. And thus, the topic of this afternoon’s musings: Liver And Onions! Every year Debbie and I have been together we’ve practiced the Lenten discipline of giving up something. And every year I offer to give up liver and onions. And Debbie tells me the same thing!

Since I have no sense of taste, I could try liver and onions. But I’m not! If I did not like liver and onions before I lost my taste buds, I will not eat them in a box. I will not eat them with a fox. I will not eat them in a car. I will not eat them in a bar! The memory of their taste is enough to keep me from doing it now though I know I couldn’t taste it. What’s all this babbling have to do with The Kingdom?

I am so glad you asked. The sense of taste is perhaps the most personal of all senses. Seeing, hearing, and touching doesn’t give the effect of tasting. Even the sense of smell comes up short. Tasting is taking it all inward. This is why David wrote this in Psalm 34 Verse 8–“Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” David doesn’t say look, see, hear, or touch–it’s TASTE!

Sometimes it looks like or feels like God isn’t so good. Sometimes life absolutely stinks! Sometimes we hear people saying that God isn’t good if He allows bad things to happen. I could agree with that. My sister died 5 months ago and my Dad died last week. This week I have COVID. And even though I’ve lost my sense of taste–I remember how wonderful the taste of God’s goodness to me when I take my refuge is in Him. I don’t have to “taste” it right now to know it’s true–because I’ve already experienced the goodness of God.

5 thoughts on “I SUPPOSE I COULD EAT LIVER AND ONIONS NOW.

  1. This is a really good and funny entry Randy. We are to rejoice in all things.
    Enjoy your fellowship time.
    May God continue to bless you and fill your cup overflowing.
    God Speed and get well soon.

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  2. This has been a trying time for you, but your hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. Get well soon. There is still more for you to do❤️

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  3. I’m so sorry for your losses, Pastor Randy. I’m sorry about the covid, too. God must have something really good planned for you right around the corner.

    I just love how God tells us to taste and see how He is good. Also, to touch Him like doubting Thomas did, so we are being invited to engage ALL our senses in knowing and being assured of His goodness. That is so cool!

    I like liver and onions, prepared well anyway. 🙂

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