This morning as I stood in front of the kitchen sink I was nearly taken over by a woe-is-me, selfish attitude. Don’t they know how much I do for them? I am so under appreciated, I thought. Then in His goodness and grace He quietly reminded me that service was not beneath Him, The King, and service is certainly is not beneath me.
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He 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 13:3-5 (NKJV)
“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” ~ John 13:14-15 (NKJV)