Umami of the Spirit

Today I uncovered a jar of bacon jam received as a gift. Not quite sure how best to enjoy it, I knew, when I glanced at the ripe garden tomatoes on the counter. I made chicken salad to serve over the tomatoes and added a few dollops of bacon jam umami to the creamy dressing. Umami, a fifth basic taste discovered in Japan, is described as delicious, pleasant and savory. My husband couldn’t quite place the special, hidden taste created by the savory jam, but loved it!

I can’t always describe how or when the Holy Spirit is moving in my life, but I know something special, like a hidden taste, is present…God’s umami.

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