May 18, 2020
Weekly Reflection – The Simple Things Sustain Us
Often we find it is the simple things that sustain us. Yesterday morning the table in many families was set for (quarantined) communion at home. The plate shown here is a replica of the mosaic on the floor of The Church of the Multiplication. This fifth-century mosaic is one of the oldest mosaics in Christian art, and to this day reminds worshippers on the Sea of Galilee that Jesus’ miracles of the loaves and fishes still feeds us to this day.
You may notice three cups of water with a cup of wine. While perhaps not strictly “scriptural” in some Christian traditions, water is served after the wine or mixed with the wine, a remembrance of the water that flowed from Jesus’ side.
But the water is also a reminder of the simplest thing on earth that we need to sustain our physical lives. This symbolism is an important reminder for us during these days of Coronovirus: Our lives have become simpler, if not by choice, by necessity. We remember as we worship that the simple truths are the ones that sustain us. The presence of God is enough for us today.
1 Corinthians 11:26
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
We worship. We love one another. We serve the Lord.
Blessings on our Monday. Remember the simple things. God be with you till we are able to meet again.
Note: The opinions expressed above are intended to be those of the author alone based on his understanding of the Bible and how God works with his people. The body of this particular note originated with Dr. Jeff Christian, the preaching minister at my local congregation. I have liberally used and adapted his words.
Read more reflections, A Reflection on the Times of COVID-19