He poured water into a bowl and began to wash the followers' feet, drying them
with the towel that was wrapped around him. John 13:5
To place our feet in the
basin of Jesus is to place the filthiest parts of our lives into his hands. In
the ancient East, people's feet were caked with mud and dirt. The servant of the
feast saw to it that the feet were cleaned. Jesus is assuming the role of the
servant. He will wash the grimiest part of your life.
If you let him.
The water of the Servant comes only when we confess that we are dirty. Only when
we confess that we are caked with filth, that we have walked forbidden trails
and followed the wrong paths…
We will never be cleansed until we confess
we are dirty. We will never be pure until we admit we are filthy. And we will
never be able to wash the feet of those who have hurt us until we allow Jesus,
the one we have hurt, to wash ours.
A Gentle Thunder