Jesus Touched People’s Feet

20 01 2023

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The famous story in John 13, of Jesus washing His disciples feet at the Passover (Last Supper), was an awesome example of humility and a servant’s heart. How many times have you washed someone’s feet? My most precious time was washing my Dad’s feet when he was around 65. We both wept and were healed of past issues. Here is another example from our family that I remembered recently from my book: Generation Life.

Oscar’s Story – Our Passover in 2012 was an intimate dinner with family and friends. My second youngest grandson, Oscar, was three and a half. He was beginning to pick up words in church. During the evening I explained that the time of Ur’chatz or washing of the hands was probably the time in the Last Supper (Passover) that Jesus washed the disciple’s feet. Oscar picked up on that thought and asked his Daddy Jerry why Jesus did that. Jerry explained that Jesus loved them and wanted to serve them. About 10 days later his Mommy (my youngest daughter, Andrea) had this conversation with him:

Oscar always makes me smell his feet when we take off his shoes. He played in the sand box so I decided to wipe them off with a wipe. Then I got curious and asked if he remembered something he heard at Passover.

Me – Do you remember who washes feet?

Oscar – (hmmm) Jesus!

Me – Yeah! That’s right! Jesus washed Peter’s feet!

Oscar – Why did Jesus wash Peter’s feet?

Me – Because when you wash someone’s feet it means that you love them and you want to take care of them.

Oscar – Oh! I need to wash your feet! …And then he did.  🙂

As the Grandpa, it overwhelms me to realize the precious little lives that our daughters and sons-in-law are raising (and have raised) to know Jesus, the perfect lover and friend. I am reminded of Jesus’ words of warning to his ambitious disciples.

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 18:1-4

On another occasion Jesus emphasized it again, which motivates me to bless my children and grandchildren and the whole family. Lord, help us not to be childish, but to be childlike in our faith toward God. Amen!

“Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it?” And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.”  Mark 10:13-16

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and abundant rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)


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