Traditional Ethiopian coffee…DS, ©
A blessed morning to everybody! The coffee smells its bitter smell and my senses awake. I thank the Lord who gave us all five senses and we should enjoy them; not to take them in granted.
Did you know that the origin of coffee as we know it comes from Ethiopia? I spent almost 3 years in this ancient land and one thing I learned was how coffee started and how to “cook” one. It is a daily ceremony still in a lot of households in Ethiopia. One thing that takes place is that as the coffee is ready to be poured out of the beautiful ceramic pot/boiler into the cups the person wash one more time the small coffee cups. One pours hot water or a little bit of hot coffee in the cup and throw it out and then fills it with coffee and serves it.
More coffee…DS, ©
“But the Pharisee, noticing that Jesus did not first wash before the meal, was surprised. Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.”
– Luke 11v38-39
We need to keep our outside clean, no doubts about it. The most important is, still, the inside. I would say that when the inside is clean and in order, in peace and order, for sure it will take care also the outside. Yet, the inside will eventually reflect to the outside.
My God Father, I come to your presence and thank you for your grace and mercy. I thank you for your promises. I pray for all of us and I pray for wisdom and understanding; your wisdom and your understanding in our lives; I pray that each day, we learn to clean our inside so we become worthy ambassadors of yours. Lord, put your hand of protection upon Australia and help all people who suffer due to floods and help them to come closer to you. Put your healing hand upon the Christian community in Egypt who suffers due to attack in their church and guide them closer to you. And all I prayed in the name of Jesus Christ, amen!
Today, let’s remember our blessings, even if they are few, and be grateful for each of them,
p.s. Apologies to the ladies who prepare the coffee (photos). I had to cut their pretty faces as I had not permission by them for publishing.
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