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washing feet…

We’re nearing the end of the week… following Jesus to Easter…

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, 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?”

John 13:1-6 NKJV

And the Son of God… Messiah… stooped down… to wash His disciples’ feet…

Even more incredible… the Creator of everything seen and unseen… stooped low to wash our souls…

In all of it is a lesson… a teaching for His disciples…

So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. …”

John 13:12-17 NKJV

Do not count yourselves greater than others… because if the Creator can stoop low to wash feet… bear sin not His… than there is nothing too lowly for you… or me…

Washing feet… blessed are you… if you do…

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