Ahhh, coffee creamer. My fall flavor of choice is Pumpkin Spice. Don’t judge.
There’s nothing sweeter (literally) than a warm cup of perfectly-percolated white coffee.
White coffee? Yes. Very.
I have a mildly unhealthy creamer addiction. Creamer with a splash of coffee is a cup of heavenly perfection. So is the thought of creamer cafés on every street corner. But I digress.
There’s something about that first cup of creamer — I mean coffee — in the morning. It awakens my senses and grants my body permission to conquer the world, or at least my corner of it.
My cup of creamer comfort runneth over!
Until it runs dry.
As the the day progresses, the sweetness fades and my comfort wanes.
Some days it feels like comfort took a one-way ticket to paradise and left me high and dry like that cup of coffee. My soul gets pushed to the brim with schedules, deadlines, and 4th-grade math homework. Not even Pumpkin Spice can overcome Common Core.
My cup runneth straight into a wall.
The truth is, we can fill our coffee cups each morning but they inevitably run dry, leaving us with nothing more than an empty cup. Our souls will also run dry if our comfort comes from a limited source.
Here’s another truth, and such good news: In Jesus, there is an endless supply of comfort just waiting to be tapped.
[W]hoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again— ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life. (John 4:14 HCSB)”
Jesus is the well of living water. And just to note, every good cup of coffee begins with water. Just sayin’.
Let’s fill our lives to the brim with the rich, soothing goodness of our Creator! Let His word percolate through our minds, bodies, and souls — bringing us a cup overflowing with comfort that lasts long after the creamer (and coffee) fades.
It doesn’t mean we won’t face troubles, or even those mind-numbing math questions. It simply means when those moments come, we will have a bottomless reservoir of God’s comfort stored up inside of us and ready to be poured out.
For a life that’s good to the last drop, Creator comfort is mandatory. Creamer (and coffee) is optional.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. (2 Cor. 1:3 ESV)”