As I sat on the couch watching tv, I received a text message with a simple request, ''Can you wash my feet?" After giggling at the request, I remembered the story of Jesus washing His apostles’ feet.
I thought about all the person making the request has done for me. All the sacrifice, all of the selfless acts they performed for me. And then I thought about the statement Jesus made to His apostles. In John 13:7 Jesus said, “You do not realize now what I’m doing but later you will understand.” Jesus, our Savior, humbly sacrificed Himself, and made Himself a servant to serve those who should have served Him.
Jesus said in John 13:16-17 Very truly I tell you, 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.
By serving others, we will be blessed. God told Abraham in Genesis 12: 2 I will bless you, and you shall be a blessing. Verse 3 says I will bless those who bless you. The Lord will pour His favor on those who are a blessing to others.
“Can you wash my feet?” My pleasure.