As I poured my first cup of coffee the other morning, I had this thought… I wonder on what day God created the coffee bean? I opened my bible to the Book of Genesis and read the first chapter. If I had to take a guess, I would say it was the third day.
You see, this is why God is God and I am not. The coffee bean would have been higher on my list of creations. If I was the Almighty, I would have found a way to work the creation of the coffee bean into Day #1.
Let’s see we need some light ’cause it’s dark. Oh, and speaking of light, I will create a bean which will make a perfect companion to the first light of the day. A bean, that can be transformed into a tasty beverage. My children will be able to enjoy my beans every morning as the sun rises and lights up my world.
When God first created the world, I wonder if he also thought of you and me?
I wonder if we each came to His mind as he created all the beautiful things we see in our lives today. One day, Julie is going turn her life over to me while standing next to this ocean. One day, Eric will look up at these stars and finally know that I am God.
In the book of Jeremiah, we discover that God had us on His mind before we were even formed. “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb…” Jeremiah 1:5a (emphasis mine)
And, here’s the thought I like to imagine God having as he spoke the coffee bean into existence…
One day, I’m going to create this quirky girl named Eileen. She is going to love my coffee beans. And one day, she’s gonna write a blog post about coffee beans. Silly child. But, you know, I’m still crazy about her. And one day, she’s going to understand…fully…just how much I love her.
And then God created the coffee bean. And it was good.