“Just try it, it’s not bad! Go on, try it, you’ll like it!” I remember those words. There were things I just couldn’t stomach: green peas, asparagus, liver and onions! And those things made me gun-shy on others. I hated when I had to eat something new! But there were no options. It was mom and dad’s way or the no-supper-go-to-bed-hungry highway! We might not have to clean our plates but we had to try everything. But it was even worse when I stayed over at Dick Kost’s house. He was my best friend for awhile. I remember one breakfast, they had brains and eggs! I was a Post Toasties kid; a “snap, crackle and pop” boy. Brains and eggs was no breakfast of champions! I remember Mrs. Cost saying, “Just try it, you’ll like it!’ and Mr. Cost frowning at me when I balked. He pitched in, “Try it, it tastes just like chicken!” If that is what chicken tastes like, then no more chicken for me!
In Psalm 34:8 David wrote, “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” According to the notation at the beginning of this psalm, David wrote this after being hounded out of Israel by King Saul, who was trying to terminate him, and after being discovered and recognized in Gath by the enemy Philistines. He escaped by feigning madness! Yet what did David say? The psalm is one filled with trust in God and encouraging others to do the same. Moreover, David says, “Try it, you’ll like it.” “Taste and see that the Lord is good!”