Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34:8 NIV

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Taste and See

According to the 100 Best list, Canada’s top restaurant is Montreal’s, Mon Lapin. The list says this:” It’s elusive, that sweet spot between being a special-occasion restaurant and a no-occasion let’s-grab-a-bite kind of place, but for five years Mon Lapin has occupied just that ethereal zone. Co-owners and co-chefs Marc-Olivier Frappier and Jessica Noël’s Québécois daily menu cites ingredients and producers, leaving the delightful alchemy to the imagination, or to your knowledgeable server to elucidate. Dishes are always delightfully surprising.”


I love good food. It touches so many of the senses – taste, smell, touch. I’ve been blessed to have lived among great cooks all my life and now that I’ve reached the age that I have, I wrestle with keeping my weight from creeping up as I continue to enjoy great cuisine. There have always been those who have enjoyed good food. The Bible recognizes this. Way back in King David’s day, he uses the analogy of good food when he speaks about the blessings of God. In Psalm 34:8 he writes, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” When we are in that sweet spot where we recognize that God is close, even within by the Holy Spirit, He touches us to the core of our being. The goodness of God is all-encompassing and we enjoy Him in every way. It’s like a hungry person eating a satisfying meal. I don’t understand why people reject the One who comes to offer us that which is truly satisfying. No wonder the Psalmist acknowledges that we are truly blessed when we find our refuge in Him alone.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley