Words of Worth

See and Taste

September 23, 2011

If you had to give up one of your five senses do you know which one you wouldn’t mind forfeiting? Since I am such a visual learner, I wouldn’t be quick to offer up my sight and since I enjoy the taste of food, which is enhanced by the sense of smell, I wouldn’t want to have to do without those senses. Hmmm…that leaves touching and hearing…not an easy decision at all! I would prefer to just hang on to all five.

However, many people live this life without all five senses intact. I have a friend, who because of different medical challenges lost his sense of smell and taste. The very first time I ever had dinner with him and his wife, he complimented his wife on what a delicious meal she had made. It was a delicious meal but I was stumped as to how he even knew that was the case, so I said, “It is delicious, but how do you know that?” His response was, “It’s all in the presentation!” He knew by seeing his wife’s careful arrangement of red, yellow and green food that his meal was delicious! Where my friend lacks in taste and smell, he is able to compensate with sight! We often hear stories of people who are weak in one sense and more than make up for it with another. Blind people often have acute hearing; deaf people often have a heightened sense of touch. How fearfully and wonderfully our Creator God, Elohim has made us! (Psalm 139)

Psalm 139 not only reminds us of our Creator God, but it also reminds us of our seeing God, El Roi. Like an ever loving and protecting parent who constantly keeps an eye on their children, our Father God is constantly watching over us:

7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

If we would reflect on the very many ways God sees us each and every day, ALL day, we would get a good taste of how His sense of sight leads to His keen sense of hearing our needs, which leads to His gentle right hand touching and laying hold of us. Seeing all of the ways God sees us and guides us would leave a very secure and good taste in our mouths! (SV)

“O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” (Psalm 34:8)

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