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WHO WASHED JESUS'S FEET THAT NIGHT?

March 25, 2016

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A woman once came to a party Jesus attended and poured perfume on His feet. In Luke's version of the story (or they were two different instances), the woman wept tears on his feet, and dried her tears with her hair.

Other than these one or two times, I don't recall any other time anyone washed Jesus's feet.

Even his disciples didn't wash Jesus's feet. We have no record in the Gospels, and I think if they had, one of them would have told about it!

And when Jesus washed the feet of the disciples (John 13), Jesus said, "Now that I your Lord and Teacher have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet." 

John's story doesn't go on to say whether they picked up the basin, poured water on each other's feet, and dried them with the towel. We have no record that the disciples turned around and washed Jesus's feet. Wow, that would have been a great idea. Do you imagine that one of them thought of this days, weeks, even months later.

We should have washed Jesus's feet. Why didn't we wash our Lord's feet? If we're His servants, how could we have just sat there and let Him wash our feet but no one offered to wash the Lord's feet?

Last night our church washed each other's feet. Why? Because Jesus said, If I your Lord and Teacher have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. Why do we skip so many things Jesus says? Washing feet can be a very healing experience if done well. We are seeking to forgive, bury some hatchets, love one another, so we are inviting people we believe we ought to come closer to, to wash their feet.