“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, honored or taken care of.
Instead of being served, He served.
Here we see the Prince of Eternity wrap a towel around His waist and take the lowest possible position of the lowest servant in the house.
This is the Son of God washing the dirty feet of his friends.
This is a physical representation of the spiritual cleansing He was about to do on the cross.
This is the King of kings drying off the feet of the would-be betrayer, the future deny-er, the not good enough follower, the quiet doubter and the brash hot-headed one.
Then He told them to follow His example.
He said that those who choose to follow would set aside position, become the lowest, meet basic needs of others with humble love.
My friend, when an opportunity presents itself to you this week to love someone practically, lay aside your rights and take up your towel.