This week I brewed a pot of coffee unlike any coffee brewed at our house in quite a while – we have a clean coffee pot!
Now let me explain, the coffee maker that we have has an insulated pot which is great because it keeps the coffee warm without having to keep a warm burner on all the time, in fact it does not even have a burner. However, the downside to this arrangement is that the pot cannot go in the dishwasher and the top is small enough so that neither Nicole nor I could reach our hand inside to clean it. It has only been rinsed out prior to today and some coffee grunge had built up inside. Until now…
My brother, Jonathan, had a great suggestion for us – use a bottle brush (for a baby bottle). I never would have thought of this possibility, nor realized such a device existed. So I went online and ordered one. It arrived and I cleaned the inside of the pot this morning. It looks great!
It makes me think of the time when Jesus is talking to the religious leaders of the day and told them to clean the inside of the pot as well as the outside.
Luke 11:39-41, TNIV
Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? But now as for what is inside you—be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.
Matthew 23:26-26, TNIV
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
I understand these scriptures better today as a result of this experience.