Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him.
– John 13:1-5
Even on the night before your death, your ministry of love to others prevailed. You demonstrated what it meant for the last to be first and the first to be last when you washed the disciples’ feet, even the one you knew would betray you into the hands that would hang you on a cross. What capacity for extravagant love is within you! Lord, help me bend to humbly and generously serve, to “wash the feet” of those who are both for me and against me. I would count my life as a success if it could be said of me as it was of you, “He had loved … and now loved to the very end.”
In your name,
CALL TO ACTION:
Today’s prayer brings Jesus’ boundless, extravagant love to the forefront of our minds. Can you imagine him washing his disciples’ feet, knowing his betrayer was among them? We are often given the opportunity to “wash the feet” of those who may not have our best interest at heart, or those we disagree with, but how often do we act in humility towards those people in our lives? How often do we recognize when we are acting like Judas and betray Jesus’ will for us? Take time to watch Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs’ message, “There’s a Little Bit of Judas in All of Us,” and pray for God to reveal the ways you can “wash the feet” of others in your life.
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