But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, `Friend, go up higher'; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you.
Who would have thought it? That this passage from Luke would apply to behavior in 2012… behavior in the Orlando International Airport?
As many of you know, my wife Rebecca and I were in Florida for a few days. Packing, cleaning, gardening as our place there will be rented for the next two years. As you can imagine, this will be very helpful in these economic times. That is how and why
I got to the Orlando Airport – waiting while one flight was delayed – and waiting longer for the replacement flight.
So how do Jesus’ words apply to a crowded airport?
Regular users of our country’s airlines know that most have added numbers to boarding passes and make announcements about whose turn it is to board the airplane. Incidentally, we were in GROUP 4.
Particularly in a tourist, vacation destination like Orlando many of our fellow travelers were not expecting a system, rather the good old American “first up, first served.”
At least the airline we were flying would not break their rules about whose turn it was.
One gentleman, no doubt eager to get home, jumped the line, was turned away and sheepishly had to walk away, eyes downcast, to wait his turn… back to that “lower table.”
So, two things in conclusion; first, Scripture is relevant just as much today as it was in Jesus’ time. And, secondly; each time I sit in an airport I become more certain that our loving Lord has a sense of humor. Why? Just do some people watching and you
will see that each of these is true.