Jesus has just finished washing the feet of the disciples. He asks, “Do you realize what I have done for you? If we are honest, we would have to say, no. Does it make sense that our God would lower Himself to the level of a servant and wash my feet? It just does not make sense. Yet, that is what our God did for you and me. And He asks us to do the same for others.
OK, so here is the next question. How comfortable are you washing someone’s feet? Umm, I am not so sure I want to sign up for this. Feet are kind of smelly, they do not look nice, and do I have to furnish my own towels. I bring up this last one as I have been washing feet on Holy Thursday for twelve years. One year I forgot to wash the towels that same night. On my, that was a big mistake. I have learned to add lemon juice to the wash water. And I do wash the towels immediately.
I have washed little feet, big feet, feet with socks that have holes, feet with clown socks, feet with no socks, just about any kind of feet. It leaves an impact on you. I have had others help me now with the washing. My artificial knees cannot kneel that long. I have watched their faces and the faces of their neighbors as they washed their feet. Do they realize what has just been done? No, but it has touched their minds and hearts. That I can tell you for sure.
Any time you take the role of the servant and may seem rather smelly at first, but when you realize you have done an act of kindness and love, it will always touch your heart and soul.
Hey, how about you think of washing your family’s feet tonight?
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen