“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 outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet.” (John 13:3-5)
While we don’t know what Jesus did on Wednesday, we do know a lot of things that He did on Thursday. He instituted the Lord’s Supper, He taught His disciples, He went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray, He was betrayed and arrested, and He washed His disciples’ feet.
Think about that a little bit. Washing someone’s feet. Remember that they didn’t have fully covered shoes, probably sandals, the roads were dusty, it’s Passover time with a whole bunch of sheep walking on those dusty and dirty roads- animals, cf course, do something as they walk along. The lowest servant would loathe the job of washing feet.
But who does it here? Jesus does! Jesus – the Lord of all, with all power – gets down on His hands and knees and washes His disciples feet. Would you serve to that extent? Would I have?
Jesus’ entire life was one of service. He served God wholeheartedly by serving us even to the extent of dying on the cross to save us eternally!
With such a Savior we, too, can serve. We can get down on our hands and knees in service to God and serve God by serving others.
Thankful to have a Savior who served perfectly for me, just like you,