An Introduction To GOOD
When I think back to when I first began dating my wife, Jan, going out to eat together was one of the main ways that we dated. I think this is an almost universal way of dating here in America. People go out to eat. If things go well, if they are GOOD, then the relationship will often proceed.
It seems that this is the way friendships with other couples go as well. You invite another couple over. They invite you over. You spend time together and eat. Or you go out. It doesn’t matter. Either way, you are eating together as a couple or couples. When it’s GOOD, it continues.
My friend David and I spent almost ten years doing this on a daily basis. We went to break together at 9:30 every day. We went to bread together at 3:30 every day. I don’t think either one of us intended for it to be a daily ritual for a decade, but it was. And it was GOOD.
David has moved on to another job. He texted me the other day wanted to go to lunch. I couldn’t make it. If I had, though, it would have been GOOD because we have a great friendship that is based on a lot of eating together.
An interesting thing is that I think our relationships with humans are pictures of our relationship with God. I think that He wants the same thing with us that we want with each other. How does He do it?
He invites to taste and see that He is GOOD. He invites us to treat our relationship with Him as we would a meal. Taste His GOODness. See His GOODness.
We get a great glimpse of this with Christ. He invites us to eat the bread for it is His body. He invites us to drink the wine for it is His blood. He invites us to eat and drink and taste what He has done for us through His work on the cross. He invites us to taste and see that He is GOOD.
Are you tasting Him? Are you seeing Him? Do you know that God is GOOD?