I’m at the office, actually, just finished watching Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Band sing “Atheists Ain’t Got No Songs” on Facebook by way of YouTube. Am I easily distracted? Oh yes! But I was up all night, tossing and turning, trying to think about what would be inspiring and thoughtful for my very first web site blog post. “Oh please, Holy Spirit, inspire me!!!”
Metro and the Park service are discouraging folks from going to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. But if you drive by the church building today on 29, even in the rain, you can see 3 mature cherry trees in full bloom, every bit as beautiful as what they have in D.C. You can turn on Nordix and pull into the parking lot. No crowds, plenty of social distance. In fact, you can walk right up to the trees and see the amazing flowers, you can see them flutter in the breeze. Look at all the traffic you didn’t have to fight, the crowds you didn’t have to avoid, to see God’s beautiful creation, up close and personal.
There are amazing things to see, if you know where to look. We turn to television or comedy clubs, but our 5 year old comedians at home do the best routines. In our back yards, however small, miracles of renewal and transformation are taking place, right before our eyes. God showers down His blessings, even during the pandemic. It’s all right there, but you have to know where to look (Anywhere and everywhere, but with open eyes that want to see!).
8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
9 Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
How weird is that? Taste and see? Taste, and by tasting you WILL see… see what? That the Lord is good. It kind of goes with our theme for this year, doesn’t it? Look, taste, drink deep. Experience life, look for the beauty, and you will SEE that the Lord is good. So get out there and look and taste already!