Smashed

Smashed

A few days ago, I ground some coffee beans, loaded up the coffee maker and hit the button to start my brew. One of my favorite times of the day is when I pour a fresh cup of coffee and take it out on the front porch to spend some time with the Lord.

I reached into the cupboard for one of my favorite mugs…
…and in an instant…
…time seemed to stand still…
…I could feel my fingers grabbing at the air…
…SMASH….

I dropped my coffee mug onto the countertop and it smashed into pieces….

This time it wasn’t the kid’s fault…this one was totally on me.

Ahhhh….such a bummer!!

I cleaned it up and grabbed another mug for my morning coffee.

But what if there wasn’t another mug? What if I would have to try to put the broken mug back together to enjoy my coffee?

I don’t even want to think about it 😊.

This Sunday I am looking forward to sharing about three words: peace, wicked and meek.

The word for peace describes a stone with a perfect whole shape with no cracks or a wall with no gaps or missing bricks. It means universal wholeness or flourishing….just like my coffee mug on the shelf before I dropped it.

The word for wicked means a person who destroys the purpose or design of something. My act of dropping my coffee mug was literally an act of wickedness. And I certainly had no intent to harm my cup…but I did…so there’s that.

The word for meek means to be bowed down, afflicted, or humbled.

In Psalm 37:10-15, we read about the WICKED, but we also learn the MEEK are the only people in this world who will inherit eternal life and experience abundant PEACE.

Fortunately, there are more coffee cups, so it’s an easy exchange…. However, unfortunately, there are no more worlds and in case you haven’t noticed ours is broken.

But don’t worry, there is incredible hope in the promise that in eternity, the meek will experience abundant peace…brought to us only through the Prince of Peace.

There is so much more…I can’t wait to see you on Sunday and dig in deeper. I sure hope to see you on Sunday at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity available) or 10:45 am, or you can watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.