Have you ever walked into a See’s Candy Store? If you have, you know what they do every time you enter. They offer you a sample candy. They do it with a smile. They pick a great piece of chocolate. Then, they give it to you for free! If you like chocolate, it is delightful!
Of course it is just a sample. There is more. More flavors, more options, more sweetness. The whole store is full of candy, and there are warehouses packed with delightful treats, and…they will make more. The goal of the sample is to invite you in to experience more of the treats inside.
If you are a follower of Christ and have received His grace, love, mercy, kindness, friendship, leading, and all He offers, you know God loves you. You believe that the sacrifice of Jesus is the greatest revelation of love in the history of the world. You have tasted the goodness of God’s grace. But, may I suggest, you and I have only gotten a sample…there is more!
With each passing week, month, and year of following Jesus, we discover that His love is greater than we had dreamed or experienced. In this life and world, there are so many distractions that we just don’t get the full picture of God’s goodness.
Take time today to linger in God’s gracious presence. Ask Him to give you greater tastes of His love. Savor the kindness of the Savior. Really seek to experience God’s love in growing measure…this will strengthen every part of your life.
Then, one day, when we see Jesus face-to-face, an ocean of love and grace will wash over us, overwhelm us, and amaze us!