Yesterday I wrote about how Jesus served His disciples food on the shore, and explained that this was an example of how we should serve.
In washing the feet of His disciples we see a greater act of service, one only surpassed when He went to the cross.
He washed their feet, and if we understand the society this happened in we can see why it was such a momentous act of service.
Jesus Christ was God in the flesh, and He was also their Lord on earth.
Yet Jesus decided to do a job that was to be done by the lowest slave in the household.
The King of Kings and Lord of Lords made the conscious decision to take on the role of the lowest slave.
This act of service also shows the true heart of Jesus, and the true heart of God.
He loves His disciples (and us) so much that He would “lower” Himself to carry out this task of a slave.
His love is so much that there are no acts of service too low for Him.
This is an example for us; Jesus said so (John 13 v 15).
If we truly loved people there would be nothing we would not do for them.
Washing someone’s feet is a metaphor or picture of a lowly task; we should never consider ourselves “too high” to serve.
Jesus showed us the way with regards to how to serve, read the next DIG to see whom we should serve.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that we can look to the example of Jesus and see how to serve our neighbours”.
John 13 v 5…..After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded