Morning Jolt

Why is coffee so alluring?  I’ll readily admit that the first thing I do each morning is pour myself a cup of coffee. 

Right now, coffee is one of my few constants. 

Each morning, it’s there to greet me. 

It soothes my soul and warms my heart. 

It picks me up when I need a lift. 

It is the doorway to many conversations about love, life, and faith. 

And I’ve never met something that compliments a cookie so perfectly. 

But as wonderful as coffee is, does it love me back?  Can it listen to me?  Cry with me?  Bear my burdens?  Support me?


But I know One who can.  And rather than relying on coffee to get me through each day, it’s time I shift my gaze away from the peaceful cup that draws me in each morning and begin to look a little bit higher. 

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”
Revelation 3:20
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
Jeremiah 33:3
I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.  Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand…Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” 
Psalm 17:6-8

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