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?”
What a great meditation!! Yes, may we constantly ask whose feet can we wash; and how can we serve.
Amen, Tracey. My prayer is that my children will have servants hearts, and that I will be a good example of a servant in front of them. Thanks for this reminder.
Mrs. Stam says
You blog is "washing feet" it's a place to come and rest, a place to learn, a place of service. 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement today!!
I wholeheartedly second Mrs. Stam! ♥
Going to ponder this in my heart this afternoon…Thank you!
Blessings on your afternoon,
I agree with the comments above. Excellent reminder, Tracey. Thank you.