Just Right

I know my coffee cup – yes, it’s my one and only pretty much. I’ll drink from a different one, but I tend to have just this cup ready and clean for myself every morning. And I know this cup perfectly well. This is how I tend to make my morning coffee:

DSCN0400I use a filter, some good grade stuff, and hot water – minutes later, awesome cup of joe. I don’t even measure anymore that is how long I’ve been drinking coffee….but:

If I use a different cup, I’m totally lost.

Yes, there have been days that my cup is not there. And I make the mistake of using a different cup, one I don’t know so well. The result is usually coffee all over the counter because I’ve poured in too much water. Then I tell myself, ‘hm. this is not the cup I know.’

God knows each of us better than I know my coffee cup.

He doesn’t just know one ‘cup’ – He knows us all, inside and out, and He knows exactly how much we can handle. He never gives us too much. I was reminded of this as I poured my coffee this morning, and I thought about a verse that kept coming back to me all week:

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

Down the Drain

So, a very sad event happened this evening. I’m not quite over it yet: I accidentally poured perfectly good espresso down the drain!!! 

I almost shed tears…

I know there’s probably a lesson in this, but I don’t see it yet. The horror of wasted italian espresso is still searing my thoughts. I could smell it as it swiftly filtered down the pipes. But none reached my lips. 

Hmm. there is a lesson here: goodness only seen and smelled but not experienced will do nothing for you.

Or – remember to reserve the leftover espresso from your cafeteria before it’s too late.