Taste and See

A peach that ripens in a truck is hard, bland, and hardly worth the effort of chewing. It makes the words ‘home grown’ and ‘in season’ even more glorious and visual.

In season

Tap tap tap. The hollow echo vibrates.

Sticky wetness trickles down my chin.

Picking berries under the protection of a wide brim hat.

Eat one pick one. Eat two pick one.

Preparing

Cooking

Freezing

Storing for winter

A sweet aroma wafts upwards and colorful juices dance with salty cheese.

 In season.

Music to my taste buds.

Sweet juices and pleasing colors paint a mouth-watering picture.

Taste and see that the Lord is good.

Ah, seasonal produce. The juices flow, the flavor explodes and sharing the bounty is easy.

Communicating God’s word in season is much the same. The testament flows, passion explodes and sharing the bounty is easy. But God’s Word says to communicate His message in season and out of season.

2 Timothy 4:2, “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”

Out of season is different. It might be hard or inconvenient. Circumstances might make it embarrassing or dangerous. Yet the command is there.

In season. Out of season. Be prepared.

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