Last week at CoffeeWorks, I happened upon a sign for New Harvest’s Steam Roller Blend. When I hear “steam roller,” the first thing I think of is Elvis. When I see the word PROVIDENCE on the front of a steam roller, the first thing I think of is kingdom of God imagery. In the local context, I think of everything getting literally or figuratively steam rolled by the powers that be, and then of how we’re called to faith in God’s own righteous work, and to partnership in it. The kingdom of God is here, the kingdom of God will come. God’s justice will come for the poor and the oppressed. All those sitting in high places will be leveled. All who are weary and weak will see the face of God. We’re called to get in on that action.
If you’re wondering, the coffee was good, too.