God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The sound of relationship
I love a hot cup of coffee shared with friends.
What I find interesting is that I didn't even drink coffee until I was in my 30s.
I went out with a dear friend from High School after going through divorce. His parents and my mom were very good friends. And we were very good friends.
He helped me during those years to understand so many things. He was a chaplain at a hospital in Dallas.
He would make sure I didn't have too tough of a time by myself without my children when they were with their dad every other weekend.
I would talk about.... and he would listen. It was a nice healing time for me. A safe place to vent. He never took advantage of me and was always such a godly example for my kids and for me.
I am glad we had that time together.
But, the one thing that I still remember about him is the way he introduced me to one of my favorite pastimes today.
After dinner one night he ordered a cup of coffee. He asked me if I wanted one and I said, "No, I really don't drink coffee."
He looked at me with these sad eyes and said in the most inviting manner, "How can I share a cup of coffee with you if you don't drink coffee?"
Now mind you, I had grown up with people drinking coffee around me all of my life. Everyone around me drank coffee. But no one had ever posed the thought to me quite like this before. What an invitation. It was warm and kind and fuzzy all in one.
Who would have thought that this invitation would allow me to share a cup of coffee over a foreign table in Slovenia... while discussing God,
how He has been my Lover, my Redeemer, my Friend. How He has given me the amazing ability to continue learning German and not give up. How He continually leads me into relationship with new people, under new roofs, or even under the sky.
Who would have thought that a cup of coffee would be the avenue to share Him with someone.
What a journey.
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