Theology in a Cup of Coffee

God seeks ever to draw us into His glory and pleasure.

Lately, I have watched a couple of documentaries on the Gospel. One of the main points that stuck with me was that everything within this world exists to point us back to the glory of God. 

I have been mulling that over for the past week and letting that sink in to my core. Yesterday, during my quiet time, I was drinking my cup of coffee, and I started thinking about it in regards to the glory of God.

I was drawn to the idea that everything associated with that cup of coffee was there because God wanted to draw me back to his glory with it. God had provided the sun and the rain to allow the coffee beans to grow. He provided the people to pick the beans for that cup of coffee. God furnished the raw materials to make the ovens and the grinding tools to roast and grind the coffee. He even provided the intelligence of the men who knew how to roast the beans in a certain way to bring out the excellent flavors involved! 

I have only written about the coffee, but God still provided the cream, the cup, and the sweetener for this one cup of coffee, and all to draw me into his glory.

In this one cup of coffee, God wants me to know His great pleasure! He wants me to enjoy it as he wants us to enjoy all the pleasures of this life.  James 1.17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” 

God wants these good gifts to draw us back to Him, to draw us into the wonder of His glory! Even pondering a cup of coffee can unveil the minute details God has worked out for us so that we might enter His pleasure. Imagine the details that go into our being able to enjoy the sunrise each day! 

This entire life consists in the minute details of God working to draw us into His glory. Lord, I pray that you attune my heart to see these details more clearly each and every day!

Charles Miller


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