Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet,
And to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
– John 13:5
Jesus said to them, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is
completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.
It was the final hours before the Cross. John 13 describes the beautiful scene as Jesus washes the disciples’ feet as they shared the Passover supper together. It was a display of extraordinary humility and devotion as He knelt before His beloved disciples
and washed the build up of daily grime from their feet. Drink deep of the love of God as your read these words.
As I reflected upon this passage I asked myself, “Does Jesus need to wash my feet today?” Take a moment to consider all of the places your feet have been in the last week. Then ask yourself some tough questions concerning the build up of daily grime in your life.
Have my travels taken me through places where I have picked up some careless habits? Without even realizing it have I developed some behaviors that are not particularly honoring to God?
Have things that I once found offensive to the Cross entered my life as just part of the world in which we live? After all, isn’t that just way things are in 2018? Has my exposure to the world caused me to drift into sinful behavior and trade the treasure of Jesus Christ for some lesser pleasure? Or have my entertainment choices caused me to develop a casual indifference toward sin?
Have I become numb to the suffering and sorrow of the people about me? Has an attitude of bitterness or an unforgiving spirit taken the place of my joy in Christ?
Have I allowed careless thinking to overtake my thought life? Friend, has the build up of daily grime stolen your joy?
Ephesians 5:26 says that Christ cleanses us by the washing of the word. That is, exposure to the Word of God will cleanse our thoughts and minds as the Holy Spirit sets each inspired word afire so that the truth and life-changing power of God’s Word might burn within our hearts. Then we will see the beauty of Jesus Christ afresh and the ugliness of sin will be exposed for what it really is. Come apart; ask Jesus to wash your feet again and restore the joy of your salvation.
May you worship the Lord with gladness this Sunday!
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Pastor Bob McHenry
Pastor Bob is a dedicated pastor with a passion to share the love of God with neighbors and around the world. The verse that has guided and shaped his call to ministry is Psalm 16:11, “You will make known to me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
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