From coffee to love; this is the body of Christ in action.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people. – 1 Timothy 2:1
Some baristas took this verse to heart when a grieving customer came through the drive through line one morning. Thanks to their compassion, and a photo that was taken, their testimony has been shared around the internet, and hundreds of thousands of people have had the opportunity to witness this incredible example of Christ’s love pouring through his children, and onto those who are hurting. This is what it means to live on mission, and be the church wherever you go!
This photo was taken at a Dutch Bros coffee stand in Vancouver, WA. The customer who snapped the photo later posted it to the company’s Facebook page with the caption,”Snapped this picture while waiting in line at the Dutch Bros on 138th Avenue today. Turns out the young lady in line ahead of us lost her 37-year-old husband last night. When the DB guys & gals noticed she was falling apart, they stopped everything and prayed with her for several minutes, invited her to come back for prayer and support, as well as anything else that she might need. Prayers for the young family, and you know where to stop for coffee!”
When asked about the prayers later, barista Evan Freeman told KPTV, “She’s like, ‘She’s just having a really bad day. Her husband passed.’ And as soon as she said that, I was like, ‘There’s nothing more you need to say. We got this. We’re going to do what we do every time we get someone who’s in pain or hurt. We’re going to give them our love.” From coffee to love; this is the body of Christ in action.
What an amazing testimony these young baristas have! To be able to build a relationship with their customers and know when they are in need, and then to have the faith and courage to reach out and bless them with only thing that matters: the love of Christ! May we all learn from their example, and go out there and bless some people today in the name of Jesus!SKM: below-content placeholder