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?