“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 13:5 NIV
Before Jesus laid down His life, He laid down His rights to be important, to be taken care of, to be served and He served instead.
The moment the Prince of Eternity wraps a towel around His waist and takes the lowest possible position of the lowest servant in the house, takes my breath away.
The Son of God washes the grime and dirt off the feet of his friends. The King of kings who humbly serves the would-be betrayer, the deny-er, the not good enough, the doubter and hot-headed.
Afterward, Jesus told those who had seen Him raise the dead to life that they should do for each other what He just did for them: set aside position, become the lowest, meet the basic need with humble love. Love each other practically and continually. Put aside their rights and pick up their towel and they would be blessed.
This week may you take your towel and love those around you like Jesus did.
Then, after a long day serving others, may you bring your own dirty feet (heart, soul) to Jesus in prayer and allow Him to gently wash you clean.
Cindy, This is such a beautiful image. It is one that I often need reminded of. Thank you for sharing this. ~Sherri