Coca-Cola and the Family of God

Image result for coca colaEverywhere you go in the world, you will find two things: Coca-cola and the family of God. Coca-cola famously campaigned to be “within an arm’s reach of desire” in 1923. That remains their vision to this day. Every traveler and missionary have stories about enjoying a cold Coke in foreign lands where other American niceties are unavailable. That was always the companies goal; to be worldwide and they have succeeded at that. The Coca-cola brand is considered one of the top five most recognizable brands in the world.

In a more profound and historic way is the family of God. Everywhere you go, you will find the people of God. This is not surprising, it is precisely what God promised in Scripture. Among every language, nation, and people group are those who call upon the name of the Lord.

This should encourage us. For one, wherever we find ourselves, we are not alone. Yes, we know that God is with us, but even beyond that, God has blessed us with like-minded believers saved by the same Savior. Whether your moving to the other side of town or to the other side of the world. Every time my family and I have moved, it was comforting to know we instantly had friends and close connections as close as the nearest church.

Furthermore, remember that the church is larger than the American culture. Yes things often seem blink in our culture right now especially as the secular world continues its totalitarian march. It is comforting to know that God is doing amazing things, not just among us, but around the world and this work will not cease until the eschaton.

Jesus was right:

31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

33 He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.” (Matthew 13:31-33)

 

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