It seems like it was about two-thirds milk and one-third coffee, with several spoons of sugar thrown in for an even richer taste:) It was, with all due respect to ELF, “The World’s Best Cup of Coffee!” It happened at most once or twice a year. We would make the two hour drive to visit our grandparents in North Alabama. It was always the highlight of the year for us. We loved being in their home. There was something special, something magical about that house!
Usually it was just a day or two, maybe a week at the most, but when we were there I would get up early in the morning and sit on at the kitchen window with my maw-maw. She would make that special cup of coffee for me and I would sit with her and watch my paw-paw leave with his employees for the work day.
She would tell me all about what the men would be doing throughout the day. I would ask questions and she would patiently answer every question. I thought that my “maw-maw,” was the most fun person in the whole world.
Even though there were several other grandchildren in the house I believed that she was just interested in me.
What I learned later in life was that she would have done the same for any of her grandchildren and there were times that she spent special time with each of them.
Our Father in Heaven sent his son to die for the whole world (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). Jesus gave his life a “ransom for all.” (1 Timothy 2:6)
While it is true that God is the Savior of “all men” (1 Timothy 4:10), there is definitely a unique characteristic to the relationship he has with His followers.
As we gather for worship, may we be reminded of the fact that Jesus is the Savior of all, but the relationship we have with him through his covenant is special indeed.
Father, help us to be mindful of the fact that you gave your Son for everyone. Help us never forget the unique relationship we have through the covenant of His precious blood. In Jesus Name, Amen.