“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.”
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Jesus, the ultimate servant, came to the world knowing that He would one day die for the sins of every person, past, present, and future. No other sacrifice would suffice. No other man on earth was worthy because none were without sin. This perfect man, all God and all human, was the only one who could bare the cross and it’s burden. He, the Holy One, sat down at the feet of His disciples and washed away the dust of the road and the stench of travel with his own hands. Hands that would soon be pierced for the sake of theirs sins and those of everyone else.
When Peter refused to have Jesus wash his feet, he was thinking as we humans do, of the pride of man and rightful place of a king. No king on earth would wash the feet of his servants but Jesus is not like any other king. He is the King of them all and His grace and mercy endure forever. Without these, we would have no salvation.
“Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!””
When we first become Christians, many of us are on fire for the Lord and over express our excitement with word that aren’t well thought out. Just like Peter did, we might find ourselves getting a little carried away and missing the point of what God is doing in our lives. No, we can never live up to the perfection that is our Lord Christ Jesus, but we can learn from His examples and show others how He has worked in our lives.
I pray today that each of us will find a chance to serve others as Jesus served His disciples when He washed their feet. Let us lead by example as our Lord led us, showing others how to be servants of God and children of the King of Kings.
This craft is simple and fun to share with others or use for a bible study group as a gift or project. Clean Hands & Clean Feet soap label
What you need:
A bar of soap (store bought or home made)
Tan/ brown Cardstock
White Cardstock (Or white sticker paper)
A Cricut cutting machine (linked to design space)
some tape or glue
Happy Crafting Little Sparrows!