Resurrection day is this Sunday and I’m really looking forward to gathering together with like-minded people, to worship our amazing God and Savior Jesus Christ.
Joel and I attended a service last night, commemorating the last supper and we had the privilege of washing feet. When we were first asked, I have to admit that all of the human responses came flooding in. “Ew, I don’t want to touch people’s feet.” “ What if it’s someone that I think is gross?” (I’m seriously ashamed of that one) “How awkward.” Then I felt the Holy Spirit whispering to my heart that if Jesus – God of all the universe and creator of everything – wasn’t above it, then I most certainly am not. And He told his disciples “Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.” John 13:12-17
I don’t think Jesus was specifically giving them orders to wash each other’s feet every chance they got. But that they should never consider themselves as too good for anything. Or anyone. “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:3-8
When I really stop to think on those words….. there are no words left. It’s indescribable and more fantastic than any story or epic movie. Our God is beyond words or understanding and I’m so thankful that I know him. Do you?