Such a simple action – picking up a cup, titling it back, and taking a sip. You’ve done it a thousand times. It is a part of every day, a necessary motion for the mundane activity of drinking. Mundane, but vitally important.

Jesus and HIs Kingdom help transform the mundane activities of our every day. The sacraments are an example of this. Baptism is a magnification of the practice of washing. Communion a transformed celebration of the mundane practice of eating a meal.

Jesus embraced the mundane and made it clear to us – the plains are an arena of life and they have a place in the Kingdom of God. Sacraments like baptism and communion invite us to see washing and eating differently. They invite us to remember the Eternal within the mundane.

Jesus built pictures of eternal truths into the most basic elements of our daily lives—and this should lead us to worship.

The plains are an opportunity. By taking our everyday activities, our routines, our boredom and our “uneventful” moments or seasons, pressing them through a perspective of faith and opportunity, we can follow Jesus’ example and start to find the extraordinary value of the ordinary.

“Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.”
– Mark 14:23