I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord, and was saved from every trouble.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.
Food For Thought:
The line that stands out to me in this passage of Scripture is “…taste and see that the Lord is good.” When I was in seminary, I was part of a choral group called the Seminary Singers. We sang for worship services for the school. One of my favorite songs that we sung as a group was called Taste and See. We would always sing it during Communion time. The lyrics went like this:
Taste and see. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord. O taste and see. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord, of the Lord.
It was a simply song repeated over and over again. Think about how you have seen and tasted the Lord? What did that feel like?
I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you willl, rank me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you, exalted for you, or brought low for you. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to your pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are mine and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.