Reclining At The Table

While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, Mark 14:3

It was customary in Jesus’ day to recline, rather than sit in chairs at a table, for a meal. In Mark 14 Jesus and His disciples were dining in Bethany.reclining at table

When I try to imagine that scene I can’t help thinking that everyone reclining at the table must have been comfortable. Relaxed. Enjoying the meal and being in the company of Jesus.

The scene caused me to ask myself, “Am I too comfortable reclining with Jesus?”  Yes, He’s my constant companion and my friend. But does His presence in my life sometimes cause me to get too relaxed? Too comfortable? Dare I say, take Him for granted?

They were in the presence of Jesus, the Son of God, our Savior. I’m sure Jesus enjoyed relaxing. I wonder if at times I get too relaxed around Jesus. That might make me lazy, l must never take for granted whose presence I’m in. I might miss something He wants to teach me. I might miss a blessing if I’m reclining at the table with Him.

Reclining at my table with Jesus can be a blessing. If I remember  I’m in the presence of the King of Kings. My Lord and Savior.

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