Simple Feet- Part 1
I have an aversion to feet. There I said it. Baby feet I can tolerate. Sorry. What kind of mom was I?????
But simple feet have a story to tell.
John 13:2-8 “The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judias Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his out clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, ‘Lord are you going to wash my feet?’ and Jesus replied ‘You do not realize what I am doing, but later you will understand.’ ‘No’, said Peter, ‘you shall never wash my feet’ Jesus answered, ‘unless I was you, you will have no part of me.'”
Friends, these were not baby feet!! These were grimy, dirty, walk many miles in the mud and no telling what else, men feet. And our Jesus actually washed them!! The King of Kings and Lord of Lords washed his disciples’ feet!!
Imagine sitting around the table, laughing, eating and having a good time. The serious stuff had not happened yet. I believe with all my heart that Jesus knew how to have a good time. He was happy, charismatic and a man whose love drew people to him. At any rate, he knew his time had come and he knew the lesson he had to teach. And Jesus, the greatest teacher ever, taught them in a way they would understand and remember. Can you imagine the horror on the disciples’ faces? I bet the silence was deafening as they all sat there with shock on their face!
Then Peter (love this guy) said what most all of them wanted to say….and then Jesus responded. Jesus was showing them the love he had for them! He showed the true humility of God’s servant by washing their feet. He was setting the example…Luke 22:15-15 “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater that the one who sent him.”
I have a story to further illustrate this lesson next time. Simple feet…a lesson indeed!
IN CHRIST ALONE
*google image, NIV*