Washed

Jesus washed His disciples’ feet.

The idea of washing feet has come to me in two different ways during the past year.

I attended a wedding where the bride and groom washed each other’s feet as part of the marriage ceremony.

In an extremely impoverished area that I have visited, an elderly believer in Christ came to some of the residents and washed their feet as a act of faith and love.

Am I willing to serve others by washing their feet?

Usually, that’s not the need that presents itself. Instead, am I willing to take a few moments to listen to someone who is hurting? Am I happy to take the time to call a friend to check on them? Am I available to tell another person about the faith I have in Jesus when the opportunity arises?

All of these needs can be met as an act of faith and love.

Is there someone you could serve today?

The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.  Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;  so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

—John 13:2-5

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