Java and Jesus

I love coffee.

The other day, I was sitting in my van, thinking about coffee. I was out running around and recalled that Pumpkin Spice Latte’s are out, again. I love Pumpkin Spice Latte’s. I couldn’t get them out of my mind. So I bought one.

It was wonderful. I turned the air way up in the van so I’d be cold. The coffee was warm going down, and I pretended it was a chilly fall day. It lasted until I opened the van door and let in the Florida humidity.

When I was finished with my latte, I just breathed in its scent, enjoyed the aftertaste in my mouth.

And then, uninvited, this thought popped into my head, “Do I love Jesus that way?”

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not one of those people who try to make others feel guilty for enjoying anything in life but a good Bible study. That’s not what I’m saying. God delights in giving us good gifts (like coffee :)), and we should enjoy them.

But it’s still a question worth asking: Do I love Jesus like I love coffee? Do I think about Jesus when I first wake up? Do I crave him when I’m sitting at my desk at school? Do I sneak a little Jesus in between classes? Do I grab some Jesus on the way home from work? Do I tell others about the goodness of Jesus as freely as I tell them about great coffee?

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but through him. He is God in the flesh. He is the reason I can be certain that I will spend forever in heaven. Is he better than coffee?

You better believe it!  Better than a Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte with extra whip on a cool fall day.

I think I need to go out and get one, now, just to remind myself of that 😉

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