Day Three

Stephanie Johnston

Hello Church Family

I want to share God’s word with you from John 13 where we read about Jesus washing the feet of the disciples. This occurred in the upper room during the last supper a very special Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples.

John 13:3-5 Jesus knew that the father had put all things under his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments and wrapped a towel around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciple’s feet and to dry them with the towel that was wrapped around him. In Bible times, people wore sandals. The roads were dusty, and their feet would become dirty. So, it was customary for the lowest servant to wash a person’s feet as they entered a home. Jesus and the disciples entered the upper room for the last supper.

There was no lowly servant present, Surely, they were not expected to stoop to the level of a servant. The disciples did not wash their feet nor each other. They sat down relaxed and began enjoying their meal dirty feet and all! Quite the teachable moment for Jesus as He selflessly wrapped a towel around his waist and began washing all the disciple’s feet. I can imagine the gasps and heavy silence that must have filled the room as this perfect man performed such a task. Especially as Jesus washed Peter and Judas’s feet knowing they were both about to betray him. Jesus served his disciples and Jesus served us by pouring out his life for us on the cross. As Christians, we are to emulate Christ. Serving one another, seeking to build one another up.

Jesus overheard the disciples argue over who would be the greatest in the new kingdom that HE would usher in. Jesus showed them True greatness in His kingdom is attained by those with a servant’s heart. A servant’s heart is promised to be blessed.

John 13:13-15 You call me Teacher and Lord and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that your Lord and teacher have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done for you.

We need continual cleansing from the effects of living in the flesh in a sin-cursed world. We can do this by reading our Bible and living in God’s word.

Thank you for Reading, I pray your Easter Season is blessed!

God Bless you Church Family

Stephanie Johnston

Director of Preschool Ministries and Mother's Morning Out

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