Friday, February 3, 2012

Sometimes Getting Your Feet Washed Has Nothing to Do with Water

  Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet
1 It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. 2 The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?" 7 Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."

When Jesus washed the disciples feet it was as an act of a servant to show that we are to serve one another.  We can serve others in a multitude of ways. I was served in a most precious and practical way on Wednesday.  You see I have a difficult time asking for help unless I can pay the person and yet I know that when I help someone I am saddened when they offer to pay me.  It takes the joy out of the service.  So when I had a friend offer to help me make curtains I knew this was her way of ministering to others.She just made curtains for the nursery of our pastor's new baby and she has helped decorate and paint scenery for many events at our church.  She is very talented and truly wants to be used of God.

So sometimes getting your feet washed has nothing to do with water or your feet.  

Donna G. was a living interpretation of her beliefs and I was so blessed!

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