Seeing Amanda slide the pecan pie toward her place setting was no surprise. I was seated with a group of instructors at a luncheon. We had finished a fruit cup, and we were waiting on the main course. Amanda had decided that desert would be eaten first.
As tempting as the pie seemed I remembered something my mother had said, “If you eat your dessert first, you’ll spoil your dinner.” Perhaps your mother came from the same school.
Whether you call it snacking, piecing, or nibbling does not matter. You slake your appetite, and when the main course arrives you are not hungry.
I reflected on how often this happens spiritually. We taste of so many sweet treats that the world has to offer. Then we are not hungry for the one thing that can truly satisfy us – God.
As we come to the Lord’s Table let us hear again the invitation of the Psalmist in Psalm 34:8:
“Taste and see that the Lord is good,
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.”