Sunday, March 4, 2012

Wash my feet

John 13:4-5  So he got up from the table, removed his outer clothes, took a towel, and tied it around his waist.  (5)  Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and dry them with the towel that he had tied around his waist.

The lowest of servants in a household was the one who was given the task of washing everyone's dirty feet. It is a humbling and degrading work. Jesus decided to do this lowly task for his disciples. This is a part of the Last Supper that most Christians skip over. Jesus in his great wisdom showed his disciples how to be a servant to each other and to the world. We are never as great as we think we are. Some people hide their identity behind their position at work or in the church. Many hide their identity in their riches or lack of riches. Jesus made it clear that the core behind our faith is servitude to each other. Are we willing to lay our lives down for each other?  Are we willing to give up our personal time and finances to reach out to others. Our faith is useless unless it is shared with others. What sets our faith apart from all the other religions? It is not that we do good deeds because of our religious ordinances. We do good deeds because of His love living inside of us. Out of our love for Jesus we share our faith with others and make a difference in the world. We know that at the end of the day whether we told one person about Christ or not that Jesus will still love us. It is because of this love we have the internal drive to share His love with others. There is a world out there waiting for their feet to be washed. People all over the planet crying out for the love we have.This love can not be kept to ourselves. The world is waiting for humbled Christians who are willing to kneel down and wash their dirty feet. Who are willing to get dirty themselves for the sake of love. I can see the faces of the world as I write this. I see the faces of all nationalities. Tears running down their cheeks and crying out for something more. Crying out for freedom from their bondage. I see the servants of God with towels and basins in hand. We have the message. We have the passion within us. We have the greatest example we could ever follow. May we rise up and wash the feet of the hurting and the desolate.
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