Ah, I was SUPER trepid,
But the water was goodly tepid.
The pastor offered to wash my feet,
me the tired, scared, sleepy sheep.
Stinky work feet certainly YES,
she said it’s OK, this meant only to bless.
To symbolize, Jesus washed the feet.
To save, Jesus won us back from sin’s defeat.
The choosing and saving of us was not thru our ability,
that’s why my tears fell in humility.
The water’s warmth says thru Him we are worthy,
The Living Water’s cleanse comes because He is Holy.
I was maybe embarrassed and silly afraid,
but Oh that feeling, that warmth, Oh so blessed to be saved.
I want that warm loving feeling Forever.
Jesus, Your Embrace, I will always treasure.
Now I too must wash other’s feet.
That’s how we make Your Love COMPLETE.
What a blessing, and a remarkable experience… oh how Jesus humbled Himself, not just for washing feet but for Saving those – both who already loved Him, but also those who would scatter. He also washed for the ability of those who never knew Him to sit with Him and feel His cleanse. He did this so we would remember Him as servant, and to be like Him. He loved and served us first. Amen Amen.
John 13:3-15 KJV
Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.