by Heather Tietz
Oh taste and see that the LORD is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Oh fear the LORD, you his holy ones, for there is no lack with those who fear him.
Meat. Much of the world defines good eating with well-prepared meat, myself included. But in January of this year we were told by my husband’s cardiologist that the only way to guarantee his heart health was to drop all animal products from his diet. He encouraged us to taste and see how good vegan eating could be.
It often takes a fearful life event like a near heart-attack, a divorce, a death, to send us seeking refuge in someone greater than us. Many find their need for God in devastating life events. You and I, Christ followers’, are like spiritual cardiologists. We can encourage those suffering alone that God is good. If they just give Him a taste, try out a local Bible study, go to a prayer meeting, visit a church service, open a Bible, or just call on Him in the quiet of their own space, they won’t be disappointed. God is good and just a taste of Him will began heart healing for them too.