Today is Friday, June 24th, 2005; Karen's Korner #575

This was a recent email forward from Kim Lee, complete with a cute little hamburger graphic. But graphics don't always forward so well. Just think of a sizzling, juicy burger when you read the story below.
It is titled "Heavenly Marinade":
It’s the time of year when barbecue grills sprout like dandelions and people venture
outside to cook over an open flame. Have you ever noticed how many grilling recipes call for meat to be marinated? Marinating is used to tenderize tough cuts of meat and or to allow the food to absorb flavor.

Directions vary, but the basic concept of marinating is this: Take a tough piece of meat. Beat it senseless with a pointy-toothed implement known as a ‘tenderizer’.
Soak in marinade, turning occasionally.

Ever been there? There are times when we feel pounded by the pointed blows of life. We feel like we’ve been left soaking in a situation. Maybe we have. Maybe God is ‘tenderizing’ our hearts, so that we can absorb His flavor.

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Psalm 34:8 (NKJV)