TUESDAY, MAY 22
Scripture: John 13:3-10
In John 13:3-10 we are told, “Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, ‘Lord, are You washing my feet?’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.’ Peter said to Him, ‘You shall never wash my feet!’ Jesus answered him, ‘If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.’ Simon Peter said to Him, ‘Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!’ Jesus said to him, ‘He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you; For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, ‘You are not all clean.’” Jesus had an issue with the disciples bickering and arguing over who was the greatest. He couldn’t stop it. He finally chose to initiate what put a stop to it by demonstrating the true heart of the servant that causes a person to be chosen and He does this by washing the disciple’s feet. Here is the God Who created the heavens and the earth Who actually bows down and washes the feet of men! What a picture of truth and humility in action! Can we trust God to manifest this dimension of humility that Jesus had? We are called to it. I believe we can and we should!