God’s Coffee

This morning I woke up in my warm comfy bed to the smell of coffee brewing and the quiet sounds of my hubby puttering around the house. After wrapping my robe around me and putting on my slippers, I went downstairs. Hubby had a steaming hot cup of coffee ready for me so I could simply sit down on the couch next to him and snuggle in. What a gift! What a sweet way to start the day! Soon we were watching a tv show on coffee and coffee beans and the various growing and brewing methods available and just enjoying our blessings and each others company.

As you can tell, the day started pleasantly and continued to show me signs of God’s presence in my life. This post is an example. You see, this post was scheduled to be posted (in part) several weeks ago for today. I find various things to share with my readers that I put into a draft or schedule for future postings ~ this was one of those. Guess God wanted me to pay attention to this story a little closer than usual though! It is snowing again this afternoon in my area of North Georgia and late last night I had to make a decision to cancel worship services at church because of the inclement weather. I woke up questioning my decision, wondering if I had made the decision God had wanted. Now, here I sit, editing this post and realizing how much my Savior loves me. I am truly amazed at his patience with me and grateful that he allows me to serve Him, even in my moments of unbelief and uncertainty.

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.     God's Coffee

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.

Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.

What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups… And then you began eyeing each other’s cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.”

God brews the coffee, not the cups………. Enjoy your coffee!

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

~ Author unknown

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6 thoughts on “God’s Coffee

  1. I also enjoyed this post.
    The smell of coffee brewing is very comforting and fills me with some great memories. Now I have another thought to ponder when I have my morning cup and start my day!

  2. I really liked this story. I’m a friend of Zach’s from school, and our main topic of discussion is coffee. We’re both rediculously addicted, so it makes for easy conversation.

    I love the moral of the story. Although, contrary to what the story says.. I find myself going for the ugly cup or the damaged one. It’s interesting to see how that could be understood, and seen through Christ himself. (who would have indeed chose the nastiest cup of all!)

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ll keep up with your blog, I love it!

    • Samantha,
      It’s good to meet you, thanks for stopping by! I like coffee and/or a cup of hot tea, especially if it’s shared during a conversation with a friend.

      It’s interesting that you said you choose the damaged or ugly one. I think that we often do not feel worthy of reaching for the “best” or “prettiest” in life. Then, when I am getting very philosophical, I realize that Christ GAVE us His best, so he must want that for us! Maybe it’s best if we just focus on what is on the inside instead of trying to justify or understand the stuff on the outside.

      Just a “hmmm” kind of thought ~

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