I’m writing for this week’s #FiveMinuteFriday word prompt, “COMFORT.” These are my five minutes of unedited thoughts. You can visit the FiveMinuteFriday community for more wonderful thoughts and link-ups.
CREAMER COFFEE & CREATOR COMFORT
Ahhh … coffee creamer. This week’s flavor is Hazelnut. It’s dreamy. The delicately-sweet, deliciously-nutty aroma soothes my senses with every sip.
I have a bit of a creamer addiction. You could say I drink creamer with a splash of coffee. It’s true.
There’s something about that first cup of creamer – I mean coffee – in the morning. It brings me comfort. As each sip warms me from the inside-out, I suddenly hear the birds singing and delight in the morning sun. Yes, with creamer coffee in-hand, I am ready to face the day.
Creamer Coffee. It does that.
Inevitably, however, the coffee pot runs dry. It’s probably a good thing because I do require a daily intake of water that isn’t percolated through Columbian goodness.
As the coffee fades and the day progresses, I find my comfort waning.
Chirping birds are replaced by restless kids on Summer vacation. And the sun? In Arizona, the summertime sun is something we avoid from dawn to dusk — or at least, the heat it creates.
Sometimes, comfort seems to be a state-of-mind.
Perhaps that why Jesus tells us to fix our minds on Him and to make Him a part of our daily routine. We need more than a morning cup of Jesus. He is a well that never runs dry. We simply need to tap into His resources.
Let His word percolate throughout our mind, body and soul – bringing us a cup that overflows with His comfort no matter what the day brings. It doesn’t mean we won’t face troubles – or restless kids. It simply means that when those moments come, we will have a reserve of God’s comfort stored up inside of us and ready to be poured out.
Creator Comfort. It does that.
Coffee is optional.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Cor. 1:3-4 ESV)