Today’s Scripture: The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Psalm 1:4

I really enjoy roasting my own coffee beans. Having tasted coffee made from freshly roasted beans, I simply cannot go back to coffee that has been sitting on a shelf for months. There were many things I had to learn about roasting coffee, and one interesting thing that I learned about was chaff. During the roasting process, the sugars and moisture inside the coffee bean begin to expand.

There’s a husk on the outside of the green coffee bean, and when the bean expands, you hear a crack or pop. That means that you have a real light roasted coffee. If you keep roasting, you will hear a second crack or pop, and that sound ishigher pitched. When you hear the second pop and you see smoke starting to come out, you are starting to get into a nice dark roast.

Chaff is the leftover residue from the husk of the roasted coffee beans. It is light and just blows away. There is no value to it. A tree soars above the earth; chaff floats aimlessly. A tree is firmly grounded; chaff eventually turns to dirt. A tree provides refreshment of shade and fruit; chaff is of no use to anyone. A tree is beautiful; chaff is annoying. A tree is mighty; chaff is minuscule.

What do you want to be? Do you want to be chaff, or do you want to be a mighty tree that is a blessing and brings blessings to others? That is your choice. What are you going to do?