Hollianne and I have a coffee problem. It’s a bit of an addiction. We love a good cup of coffee. She and I sip on it all day long.
And I hate to admit it, but we’ve spent lots of money over the years on coffee makers for our home. Machines that grind fresh coffee beans. Coffee makers that allow you to make speciality drinks. Machines that have more advanced settings than we’ll ever use.
And you know what? We’re always disappointed. No matter how much we spend on coffee makers, eventually something goes bad. The heating element doesn’t work. The water reservoir doesn’t drain properly. The grounds drain into the coffee pot.
A couple of months ago, Hollianne brought home a $19 coffee machine from Wal Mart. It was a basic Mr. Coffee brand- probably marketed toward college students. There are no special features…just a plain old coffee maker that you would expect to see in any number of hotel chains across the country.
And it’s perfect. The coffee is hot. Grounds don’t seep into the pot. It’s easy to use…and the flavor is incredible.
A wonderful product at a bargain price.
As believers, we have been given THE perfect gift…a gift that Jesus purchased for us.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
We cannot purchase the gift of eternal life. It was given to us by Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
A gift that we cannot buy…a beautiful promise of hope and peace.
And unlike expensive coffee makers, Jesus will never let us down.
My prayer this week is that I’ll focus on the simplicity of the scriptures- and that I’ll reflect daily on the sacrifice of Jesus.
And please let me know how I can pray for you.
God bless you.