Maundy Thursday, April 6, 2023
Read: John 13:1-7, 31b-35
Washing the Disciples' Feet
Lent is often described as a time of preparation and an opportunity to go deeper with God. This means that it’s a time for personal reflection that prepares our hearts and minds to journey with our Lord Jesus Christ. This is also the season when we talk about giving something up. Earlier in our study, there was strife among the disciples arguing who would be the greatest in the new kingdom that Jesus was to usher in. Surely, they weren’t expected to stoop to the level of a servant to get into this kingdom! Is it part of your Lent commitment this year to stoop to the level of a servant and wash our neighbor’s feet? None of the disciples was willing to do this, however, Jesus came to serve, live, and die for our sins.
Let us set aside our wants and needs to come humbly and meek before God, to serve others, wash their feet and serve as servant even to the lowest in our midst. “That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one another.” (John 13:34-35)
Heavenly Father, we want to learn of you, to know you more, and to love you as you love us. Let our life be a true testimony to the world that, we are your children, your disciples, so that our life may bring honor to your name. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
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