Imagine! The King of the world bends down to wash the filthy feet of a servant. Scandalous! Fabulous! Incredulous! And this is love . . .
John 13:1-17 leaves us one of the most beautiful pictures of God’s love for us. He washes his disciples feet, leaving us a legacy to follow.
As children of God, we are children of the king. Called to be imitators of Christ. Called to a foot washing type of love.
John Piper in his article “As I Have Loved You, Love One Another” writes:
“Go low in foot-washing-like service to one another. Lay down your lives, your privileges, for one another. Love your brothers and sisters across all racial and ethnic lines. Love the weakest and oldest and youngest. Love the disabled. Love the lonely trouble maker.”
Jesus said that a servant is not greater than his master (John 15:20). If Jesus did the unthinkable, and asked us to follow in his footsteps, then surely he will equip and help us to do his will. Not only will he help us, but He also fills us with a joy unlike any other.
Mother Teresa writes;
“People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy people. Everything depends on how we love one another.”
By God’s grace, may we seek to serve and not be served, motivated by a foot washing type of love 💕
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” – John 13:34
May you know how wide, how long, how high, and how deep God’s love is for you.
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