John 13:1-5

It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. … 4 Jesus got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. – John 13:1-5

Dear Jesus,

How clearly you showed love for your close disciples on the very last night of your life with them.  You could have been overwhelmed with anxiety for yourself, but instead you focused on there needs of body and soul.  You focus on mine too.  I see how you wash my feet through my family and close friends.  I see how you provide for my needs through a job, good government and a healthy economy.  I see how you meet spiritual needs through insights you give me from your word and comfort from the Lord’s Supper.  Jesus, you are my Savior and my example.  Help me meet the needs of others even when they seem ungrateful or unaware of what it cost me.  Help me to be unaware of the cost too.


Pastor Don Patterson

Christ-like washing is ignoring the unworthiness or ungratefulness of those whom you bless.