Perhaps you have seen commercials advertising a new coke flavor. One begins with a dinosaur taking a drink of coke and then saying, “Wow! This new Coke Zero Sugar, is it the best coke ever? After a series of competing responses, (yes, no, yes, yes, no) the meteor says, “I need to try it first.” Each of the commercials for Coke Zero Sugar conclude with this line, “I need to try it first.” I get it. It’s a new slant on the line, “try it, you’ll like it.”
Finding a new soft drink to enjoy is wonderful, I guess. If we could only interest people as easily in the awesome wonder of knowing Jesus as Lord and Savior. The Psalmist sort of kind of says the same thing. “Taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! (Psalm 34:8).
Jesus begins one parable saying, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!” (Luke 24:15-24). The story is about a man who provided a great supper and invited many. However, many of them had excuses for not accepting his invitation. The parable concludes with Jesus saying, “None of those who were invited shall taste my supper.” Those who have rejected Jesus, will not enjoy the celebration feast with Him in heaven.
Peter wrote these words for us. “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” (1 Peter 2:1-3). Those who take a moment to receive the bread from heaven, the water of life, and a taste of grace, are those who respond to Jesus with yes! Yes! Yes!