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Coffee? (15-10-20)

A Reading

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Jesus Christ. (Philippians 4:6-7)

A Thought

Two weeks ago, I received an email from a work colleague. ‘We haven’t met for a while. I’ve caught up with the other team members. Since we live reasonably close to one other, why don’t we meet up for a coffee?’

I am not good at initiating social activity, and the prevalence of team meetings by Zoom has further reduced physical interaction with one other. But I nevertheless enjoy social activity whenever it happens.

‘Splendid idea!’ I responded.

‘Good!’ replied my work colleague. ‘I am on holiday next week, but I am free to meet up the week after that. There is a nice cafe which is equidistant for us both. I will check whether we need to book, and find out what Covid arrangements we have to comply with. Bring your mask, and I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday at 10.30’.

On Tuesday at 10.30 we met and had an enjoyable discussion about faith, life, work and families.

Yesterday morning, God managed to catch my attention. ‘Do you fancy a coffee?’ he asked.

It has been a while since God made it into my diary. I know that he is always with us, always interested to hear about our lives and thoughts. But I am not good at initiating conversation with God.

‘Any time, any where, is good for me’, confirmed God.

So yesterday I sat down to have coffee with God. We had an enjoyable discussion about faith, life, work and families.

A Prayer

Dear Father,

Forgive me when I fail to talk with you, and instead drive on through life with my head down.

Yet you are only ever a thought away.

Thank you that I may share my thoughts with you, even though you know them already.

For we both need to meet up more often.

In your mercy,

Amen

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