I love my coffee, but I will be the first to admit that my latte lingo is not up to par with the Starbucks menu.  I was getting a late-night coffee fix with some friends the other night when one of my buddies asked the barista what a “macchiato” was.

“Macchiato means marked,” was her response.  Basically, a macchito is an espresso drink marked by milk.  You have probably seen some of the macchito art if you have ever been in a half-way decent coffee-house.

I think of our Savior.  He was marked.

Isaiah 53:4-5  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

I think of the Church.  We are marked.

Mark 16:17-18  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

John 13:35  By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

What will it be?  Are you Macchiato?

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