I trust you found time to read the Easter story this week and were blessed? In the same vein, I thought I would share a devotional from “Turning Points with God” by David Jeremiah, entitled “The Road to Calvary”. Humility.
“Jesus poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded” John 13:5
Your boss has assigned you a task; come up with a creative solution to a problem that has been costing the company money. You tackle the work at night and on weekends, doing the needed research. Your boss is enthusiastic about your proposal.
Later, in a company wide meeting, the president give your boss the credit for the solution. Over time, you find it increasingly difficult to continue serving your boss faithfully.
Serving people who have wounded us is a challenge. Jesus overcame that challenge on the night He was arrested, and sentenced to die. He had gathered His disciples to celebrate the Passover, when He took a towel and a basin of water and began to wash their feet.
In that group of twelve was Judas, a thief and a disagreeable sort of bloke, whom Jesus knew was about to betray Him (John 13:1-6). Judas left the meeting early to arrange the betrayal of Jesus, but not before Jesus washed his feet, along with the faithful eleven who remained.
So I think the next time God asks me to serve someone I would rather not, I’ll remember how, on the road to Calvary, Jesus washed the feet of an unlovely man. How about you?
God bless you all this week.