This is part of a wee mini-series I am doing on the Five Senses on Hope, Forgiveness, Courage, Kindness and Grace,
This week we are asking – What does forgiveness taste like?
For me it tastes like honey – sweet and soothing.
If we are living in unforgiveness, not having accepted that Jesus died for us, died for our sins; that our sins are removed from us, along with the guilt and shame of those sins, then we don’t know that sweetness of forgiveness. We are not experiencing the soothing forgiveness of Jesus washing away our sins.
If we have unforgiveness in our heart towards others it taste like bile in our mouths, it is bitter and it comes out like poison. Honey sweetens that. Honey smoothly slips down and on its way it touches everything around transforming them to sweet.
Honey heals, honey soothes, honey sweetens.
Forgiveness heals, forgiveness soothes, forgiveness sweetens a sinner heart.
We are told to ‘taste and see that the Lord is good’
Tasting, partaking of the Lord’s forgiveness is seeing He is good, tasting of His forgiveness, His compassion is like tasting honey.
If we have a sore throat and drink a little hot water with a spoon on honey it soothes.
If we have a wound and rub a little honey on it, it heals.
If we are sore with our sin, drinking in of the Lord’s forgiveness soothes our sorry souls,
If we are wounded, broken, shamed, rejected then finding the Lord’s forgiveness and applying that to our wounds heals our sad, broken souls.
Honey, honey on the comb, sweet, healing
“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones”
What does forgiveness taste like to you? Let me know in the comments!