Oil is over $100/bbl again, the Middle East is in turmoil, everyone in Africa is revolting, somolian (they don't deserve capital letters) pirates are kidnapping and killing anyone within 300 miles of "the horn", New Zealand is getting rocked by 7.0 earthquakes. Gold is over $1400/oz., gas prices are heading over $3/gallon again, and the market keeps on a tumblin'...down a few hundy in the last couple days.
All that going on, and the fact that there's a Starbucks by my office keeps me feeling safe and secure. Not that I have one everyday, but it's nice to know it's there, like a security blanket on a dark, cold night. Even better than having just a Starbucks, there is a joint called the "Santa Fe Cookie Company"....just throw a dollar in the bucket and leave with hot and fresh muffins or cupcakes or 3 cookies of assorted types....brilliant.
I think, if Jesus was physically walking the earth today, and we were hangin' in Denver, (you know how when people are asked, "name 3 people from history you'd like to meet" they always say Einstien and Jesus?), he'd pop into Starbucks and the Cookie company too, probably get their peanut butter cookies....and then I'd know for sure I was safe and sound. As is, I'm sippin' a coffee, eating a cookie, reading the news and thinking....He's not here yet, but He might be booking a trip on Expedia pretty soon, and I'd like to be ready. I hope He hits Africa first, that place is a mess....I guess it's true, once you leave home, it's never really the same when you come back. I can see him cruising around thinking, "Wow, this place has gone down hill fast! Why wasn't anyone calling me about this?" Of course, he could say that about a good chunk of humanity, but to list calamity by country would take years.
...and thus my point....God Bless the midwest....we're remote and still converse with God. Also, no water for pirates...just coffee.