Local coffee shops - today's oasis for storytelling
By Rev. Harry Kleinhuis
January 9, 2013
January. The first big snow storm had just passed through. I was cold. It was winter.
All of which may explain why the topic of conversation in the coffee shop that morning among the coffee aficionados, those over the age of 60 or so, hovered around things southerly or warm. You know, things like golf, fishing, the best interstate routes and Florida destinations.
That was followed by reminiscences about the best places to eat when down there. And finally, the possibilities of investing in warm, sunny real estate.
They knew that they were on the right track, when a big RV pulled into the parking lot. It had bikes strapped to the back, and a canoe or small boat of some sort on top. Presumably the golf clubs were stowed somewhere inside.
Somehow it seemed like the coffee shop was not unlike an oasis frequented by desert nomads of a different age and culture. Maybe the kind of place that someone like Abraham, of Old Testament days, and his offspring might have visited, for instance.
Abraham would have had more than a few stories to tell at any oasis where he and his RV, or Caravan, might have pulled in. Some of those stories are recorded in Genesis 12 and 13. Even some plagues in Egypt, among other things.
Which may explain why he didn’t buy any real estate or settle there.
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