Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jesus Stooped Low to Show His Love

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Every time I read the account of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, my heart soars in appreciation of His love for them, and His love for me, too. In Jesus’ day, the job of washing feet was a task for the lowest of servants. There was a pecking order among household workers of His day, and the servants on the lowest rung of the ladder were expected to be on their knees with a basin of water and towel in hand. 

But in this case, the basin of water and towel were in the hands of the creator of the universe. Hands that shaped planets and stars, now washed aways layers of dirt from filthy feet. Fingers that sculpted mountains and valleys, now remove dirt from between toes. The one before whom every knee will bow, is now on His knees, disciple to disciple, just a few hours before His death, demonstrating His great love for them.

What a display of love! He did more than remove dirt that day, He removed all doubt of His love for them. And He loves you too!

Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? You think it is the one sitting at the table, right? But not here! For I am among you as one who serves. Luke 22.27

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