A simple coffee or an idol?
Updated: Nov 17, 2020
In our world today, memes, coffee mugs, home décor and the like are filled with this obsessive desire for coffee. I find in offices across America, employees are not only touting their dependence on coffee, but using it as an excuse as to why they are getting subpar results at work. You will overhear, “sorry, I haven’t had my coffee yet” echoed throughout the cubicles. Even this meme I found under “need coffee funny”. What exactly is funny about having to have a beverage that is from a bean that at best you need to be at your best, and at worst, you need to survive and be tolerable to those around you?
While these coffee dependent memes certainly annoy me, this most recent find threw me over the edge!
What?! Now, as Christians we are have decided that Jesus isn’t enough? Now, we need coffee and Jesus!? Somehow that we need more Jesus than coffee is supposed to comfort me? It is ludicrous!
If you are thinking, “what is the harm?”, I urge you to consider one other image.
Jesus, fully God and fully man, humbly stepped out of glory to be brutally crucified on a cross so that your sins and my sins could be forgiven, and we could be reconciled to Him. Instead of eternity in hell, we are blessed and honored to not only spend life here on this planet with Him, but to spend eternity in His presence. Jesus was not only the perfect sacrifice, but He is more than enough! This sign isn’t funny; it is an insult an demeaning to our most perfect Savior.