Morning Coffee with Jesus - February 12, 2010
Greetings loved ones! Welcome to Friday!
Today’s “Morning Coffee with Jesus” comes from 1 John 1:1. “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.”
I am a collector of books. My favorite books are the ones dated prior to 1900. One of my favorites is dated 1812. Though it is missing its back cover, I am still quite thrilled to be able to hold it in my hands and imagine the people who owned this book prior to me. I often wish that books could talk so I could learn about where they have been and what they have seen through the passage of time.
Recently, one day when I sat and pondered the thought, it occurred to me that books DO talk. My book from 1812 is a dissertation on the ordinance of The Lord’s Supper – anything and everything you would want to know before partaking in communion. As I read the pages, the author explained the why’s and the wherefore’s of the importance of communion and how to prepare oneself accordingly. Though the book is nearly 200 years old, which awes me in and of itself, the words contained therein are timeless and as relevant today as they were when the book was initially printed. The author is sharing himself with his reader, allowing me to get to know a little bit about him; what he believes and the way in which he speaks, what is important to him and how he addresses the issues of his time.
The same holds true with the Word of God. It is thousands of years old and the words are timeless, addressing every known issue a human being can face in a lifetime. The Bible is God’s love letter to you and me. It begins with Jesus, ends with Jesus, Alpha and Omega, and provides us the opportunity to personally know the Author. Perhaps you have heard the saying, “a Bible that is falling apart is usually owned by someone who isn’t.”
Today, spend some time reading God’s love letter to you. If you would really like to delight your Valentine, read parts of “Song of Songs” to her. Timeless words, timeless truths.
Yes, books DO talk. But if we fail to open them, we miss the opportunity to hear what the author says and we miss the chance to get to know the author. What a shame it would be to miss the opportunity of a lifetime – and beyond!
Have an awesome weekend in Jesus. Don’t forget your Valentine on Sunday! I’ll see you back here on Monday for more sips of “Morning Coffee with Jesus.”
Go MAD in someone’s life this weekend!