I am a “coffee” type of person. Each morning starts with brewing some and I just love the aroma that spills into all the corners of our kitchen. I try to make a lot with some to “go” inside the vacuum-packed slim container my husband totes with him everyday to work.
Some days, I like to use my old cup. Other times find me reaching for a tall, brown cup and I remembered my brother teasing me one time he was here as a guest how big my cup was as if it amounted to one big pot. Many years later as I thought about that memory, it is not really about the cup. I remembered the loving, fun times I had with my brother and his family as we talked about many life’s losses and trials…Over some cups of coffee. Not the cup…
Truly, we can all learn from this concoction, being perfected and served in many ways. With cream or no cream. Sweetened or not. Hot or iced. Served for breakfast or after a meal. Some people think of it as something that helps them to be alert. Others swear they are not really affected by it and can easily get their “zzz’s” in no time.
As I learn to continue to endure during this “waiting period” in my life’s journey, the more I enjoy my morning cup of joe’s as I take my time to savor each treasured sip. Sitting in my favorite corner of our sofa in the family room, I start my day with it knowing it makes me alert. I need to be alert as I dive into the richness of His Word. Every morning. Like that aromatic scent from the freshly-brewed ground beans, He is calling
“Wake up, Jerusalem!
Wake up! Get up!
The Lord has handed you the cup of his burning anger.
And you have drunk from it.
That cup makes men unsteady on their feet.
And you have drunk from it to the very last drop.” – Isaiah 51:17 (NIV)
Coffee…God’s grace….Everyone needs to drink it in order for him or her to have something to hold firmly in their hands and sip the brew that soothes one’s lips with peace, security and contentment in stressful times.
16For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. – John 3:16 (Amplified Bible)
|Sipping my coffee as I type this post|