As a child, I was annoyed when someone’s feet touched my body. If my brothers or sister were on the couch with me, they knew they could get a reaction if they maneuvered their foot to rest against me. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve outgrown that aversion!
In John 13, we read about Jesus washing the feet of His disciples. As He explains to them the significance of what He has done, He says in verse 14, “If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.”
The lesson here is that we are to serve others. We should see no task as too menial or lowly to do in service for Christ.
I doubt that I will be called upon to literally wash someone’s feet today. But I may be required to clean up after my children, pack my husband’s lunch, wash dishes after a church fellowship, or deliver a meal to a new mother. If Jesus can humbly and willingly bathe the dusty, dirty feet of a roomful of grown men, how can I not do whatever I am called on to do in service to others?
May I not only sweetly accomplish my duties, but let me seek out opportunities to demonstrate the heart of a servant. Each day, let us ask ourselves, “Whose feet can I wash today?”