The days of Holy Week have passed very quickly. Today is the day in which Jesus is preparing for His death on the cross. He prays in the garden. He prepares for the Last Supper (Passover) with the Apostles (even Judas who would betray Him). But there is one lesson that is often overlooked in the grand scheme of Holy Week. It is the action of washing the feet of the Apostles. This activity has undergone much discussion through the years in various denominations. But there is one "Truth" in this demonstration of Jesus that remains relevant from generation to generation. It is the "Truth" that the family of God is called to servanthood. We are called to serve each other in humility recognizing the fact that each of us needs a Savior and no one of us is more important to God than anyone else.
I encourage you to let the Word of God speak to your heart today.
John 13:1-17, “Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?” 7 Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” 8 Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” 9 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!” 0 Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.” You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. (NKJV)