Coffee beans have been roaming the Earth for hundreds of years and only recently been domesticated for use in our morning, afternoon and evening elevenses. Coffee has been an integral part of our lives down on the Gatwick farm since we lay claim. For me, since my pre-teen days. It’s what my parents drank and what child doesn’t want to be jittery and agitated as the parents he adores? When I arrive in Heaven the first three people I’d like to meet are
1) … the woman who poured the perfume over the feet of Jesus.
Luke 7:38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.
(How did you get into the room where Jesus and the pharisees were?)
2) … the thief on the cross who came to faith.
Luke 23:39-43 “Then one of the criminals who was hanged blasphemed Him, saying, ‘If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.’ But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, ‘Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.’ Then he said to Jesus, ‘Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in paradise.’”
(Were you aware of Jesus before you were crucified?)
3) … the person who knew what to do with a coffee bean.
(Was the first cup the best ever?)
A little internet search gives us some street names for coffee if, Heaven forbid!, it was criminalized. A few of these are: grind, black magic, black bull, marijavana, black crack, hi-c, Charlie Brown, liquid morning, and wakey-wakey, to name just a few.
So back to the caraft back at the top of the page. Why get rid of it? Because we tossed out all the dead coffeemakers that have gone before our present one. It just doesn’t have a home with us but we hope a Goodwill shopper will find and love it and use it for a million more cups of coffee.
Psalm 107:19-21 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.