DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY
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TOPIC: What Does Love Taste Like?
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 131:1-3
1 My heart is not proud, Lord,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
2 But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.
3 Israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forevermore.
KEY VERSE: I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. — Psalm 131:2
November 18, 2022 Daily Bread Devotional MESSAGE
Here is an unusual question: What does love taste like?
Maybe you associate love with a special food you enjoy on a particular holiday. Or maybe it has to do with a dish that is made “just right” by a family member or a friend.
As human beings, many of us first learn the concept of love not through someone explaining it to us but through food that we can taste and enjoy.
When a baby is born, one of the first things it learns to expect regularly is milk or a milk substitute. It tastes good, and it makes them feel satisfied, content, and safe. As the child receives this loving gift again and again, their brain develops. In particular, a region of the brain develops that allows them to trust the giver. And when they trust the giver, they learn to love.
When you and I regularly taste the bread and juice of the Jesus-meal, our whole being can learn how to love the Lord our giver. We can feel satisfied, content, and safe. We grow to trust the Lord, and we learn how to love God, our Creator and sustainer, who always takes care of us.
Lord and God, may we always taste and see that you are good. May we continue to grow in faith, hope, and love for Jesus’ sake. Amen.
Thank you and God bless for reading Today’s Daily Bread Devotional written by Kristopher Walhof is a minister in the Christian Reformed Church who lives with his wife and seven-year-old son in rural Kenya. He teaches Bible and theology courses to theological students seeking ordination in the Africa Inland Church. Read More