Who is more important: the one sitting at the table, or the one serving? You think the one at the table is more important, but I am like a servant among you.
~ LUKE 22:27
In Jesus’ day the washing of feet was a task reserved not just for servants but for the lowest of servants. Every circle has its pecking order, and the circle of household workers was no exception. The servant at the bottom of the totem pole was expected to be the one on his knees with the towel and basin.
In this case the one with the towel and basin is the king of the universe. Hands that shaped the stars now wash away filth. Fingers that formed mountains now massage toes. And the one before whom all nations will one day kneel now kneels before his disciples. Hours before his own death, Jesus’ concern is singular. He wants his disciples to know how much he loves them. More than removing dirt, Jesus is removing doubt.
(c) Max Lucado ~ Just Like Jesus: A Heart Like His
Think of Jesus kneeling to wash away the filth of your life.
What is your response to such love?