Last week I was bombarded by social media posts mourning the end of summer. People were trying to soak up the slower days before fall routines (school, ministry, work) began. The cooler weather here in Michigan didn’t help.
To fight the feeling that summer was slipping away, I decided to plan the quintessential summer dinner: Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad with Grilled Chicken. I even made a trip to the farmer’s market for the occasion. Because to me, nothing says summer like chicken on the grill, fresh greens, and sweet strawberries. Sprinkle on some feta cheese and crunchy croutons and I’m in heaven.
Summer is such a sensory experience. We taste God’s goodness in sticky watermelon and melting waffle cones. We see his creativity in pink and yellow sunsets and fluffy white clouds. We experience his generosity in cool, refreshing water.
I love David’s invitation in Psalm 34:8 to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” This verse is so tangible. We know God’s goodness because we can experience it for ourselves. So while we still have one toe in summer, let’s remember the tastes, smells, and beauty of this season.
Where have you ‘tasted or seen’ God’s goodness this summer?
I’ll get us started in the comments below!