“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” (Psalm 34:8 NIV)
In college I lived the party life in a fraternity house. I’d go to church occasionally to please my mom or meet girls.
The music was boring, the services long and the sermons remote.
Frankly, I couldn’t see the point.
During my senior year in college I came to a place where the partying just wasn’t enough anymore. I struggled with depression and truly felt lonely even in the midst of the crowd. I thought there simply had to be more to life than what I was experiencing.
A fraternity brother had gone through a spiritually transforming experience that I grew curious about. I talked with him one evening about his spiritual journey and how he began.
No walk down a center isle in front of a crowd. No membership classes. No pledge forms. He just tried it out to see if it worked.
Exactly what this verse says. Take a taste. Try it out. See if God isn’t good.
I did and my life changed forever. I can’t imagine, well actually I can imagine, what my life would have been like otherwise.
And no, I never once wanted to go back.