Who’s Feet Need Washing?

 

  At the last supper for Jesus and His disciples He performed a humble ceremony and washed the disciple’s feet.  It might be easy to overlook the implications of this in our own lives if we don’t think deeply about what Jesus meant for each of us to learn.

 John 13: 12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Most of us who are familiar with this event have heard a variety of teaching and elaboration about this humble foot washing, but right now consider the implications of this event along side of the greater humility that our Lord would demonstrate as He gave up His life for us all.  Let His words ring in our ears, “for I have given you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” How many ways can we give our lives in obedient service to our Lord and to one another, by providing comfort, a word of encouragement, shelter, clothing, food, hospitality, friendship, and kindness, day to day what are the many ways can we humbly “wash the feet” of our families, our  brothers and sisters in Christ, our neighbors?   

“If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”…

May the Spirit of God fill you with His self-sacrificial love.     Vince

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