There is something to be said for those you are our humble servants. Jesus modeled humility for us in several ways:
He was patient.
He was never rushed or in a hurry.
He served others.
If Jesus is our Lord, our King, our Savior, our Friend, and our Role Model, shouldn’t we do the things He did?
One thing Jesus did was wash His disciples’ feet. They did not know why He was doing it. In fact, Peter rebelled against it until Jesus said Peter would have not part of Him unless Peter allowed it.
In our culture, foot washing is not something we would ever think of. We were closed toed shoes most of the time. Our roads and sidewalks are paved. There is really no pressing need to wash each other’s feet.
However, the act of doing it can teach volumes about yourself and the person whose feet your washing!
We did this once in my small group. There were six of us. Three of us washed the other three peoples’ feet. Then we switched, so everyone had a change at washing and being washed. It was a humiliating process and I mean that in a godly way!
You might find you’re repulsed by the idea of touching someone else’s feet. That might be an indicator that your heart is not where it needs to be.
You might find you don’t want someone to touch your feet. This too might indicate a heart problem in that you are unwilling to allow others to serve you.
Regardless of how you feel about foot washing, it is definitely something you might want to try in your small group.
There are many things foot washing represents:
Willingness to serve by meeting needs
Humility on the serving person’s part
Expressing love and/or care for another
Putting others above myself
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