“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 washing the grime and dirt off the feet of his friends.
The King of kings humbly serving the would-be betrayer, the deny-er, the not good enough, the doubter and hot-headed.
Afterwards He told them to follow suit. To do for each other what He just did for them: set aside position, become the lowest, meet basic needs with humble love. Love each other practically and continually. To put aside your rights and pick up your towel and you will be blessed.
When an opportunity presents itself this week, which never looks the way you expect it to, take up your towel.
And don’t forget to present your own dirty feet to Jesus and allow Him to gently wash you clean.