Tuesday, April 11, 2006


“It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved His own who where in the world, He now showed them the full extent of His Love.
“The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father has put all things under His power, and that He had come from God and was returning to God; so He got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around Him…….
When he had finished washing their feet, He put on His clothes and returned to His place. ‘Do you understand what I have done for you?’ he asked them. ‘You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord’, and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, you Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”
John 13: 1-5, 12-17
Jesus the King of the Universe and God the Son does the unthinkable. He washes the smelly and dusty feet of His disciples. This was a task that was reserved for the lowliest of slaves and yet He does it out of love for His disciples and for us.
If you have ever gone through the “Crossways” Bible study there is a saying that humbles me each time I hear it. “My King does feet.”

Jesus knew that Judas would betray,
My King does feet.
Jesus knew that Peter would deny,
My King does feet.
Jesus knew that for the sins of the world He must die,
My King does feet.
Pilate washes His hands, to rid himself from guilt
My King does feet.
Jesus is beaten tell His flesh is peeled away,
My King does feet.
A crown of thorns is all he gets,
My King does feet.
Jesus is beaten, stripped, kicked, and spit upon. He Forgives.
My King does feet.
Jesus it hurts to forgive, they’ve betrayed and broken my trust,
My King does feet.
My Child forgive as I have forgiven and died for you.
My King does feet.
I hang my head in shame, I too have denied and betrayed.
My King does feet.
I look into His gentle eyes and I see amazing grace and love divine.
My King does feet.
Jesus is calling you and me to serve Him, and do feet.

1 comment:

Dad and Mom said...

Dear Michelle,

That was good!! Yes, Jesus did it all for us.

We love you.

Love always, Dad and Mom xoxo