Good morning: We finally had our first taste of spring rhubarb a few days ago. I didn’t realize how much I missed the sweet/tart tang until I took a bite of the rhubarb crisp fresh from the oven. After that first bite, I was even more eager for the next and the next and, oh, one more before bedtime! In Psalm 34 David urges, “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Do you ever find yourself feeling empty and hungry for something satisfying, but you’re not sure what? Maybe a Netflix movie, a walk around the neighborhood, or a get-together with friends? Afterwards, do you still feel something is missing? Try a taste of the Word. While earthly blessings satisfy for a time, they can’t give lasting contentment and peace. Sin has left us empty of anything good, but David says in the psalm, “Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing” (Ps. 34:9). The Lord fills our hearts with what we need most, the assurance of forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus’ saving work. That taste of God’s grace creates a hunger for more. David continues, “The righteous cry out and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles” (Ps. 34:17). Concerned about your health, job, the wellbeing of loved ones? Taste and see that the Lord is good. Trust His promise to hear and help. The more you savor His goodness in the Word, the more eager you’ll be for the next taste and the next and the next...Why not read Psalm 34 in its entirety? Taste and see today, tomorrow, and always! Yours in Christ, Pastor Service times tomorrow are 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. and adult Bible class begins at 9:30 a.m. When was the last time you thought about your Baptism? Does Baptism really matter? Is Baptism something we do for God, or is it something God does for us? We’ll be discussing these and other questions in the Sunday Bible class as we review Luther’s Large Catechism. Everyone is welcome!