I hate feet. I really do, let’s just get that out of the way first thing. I don’t like them and I have issues with all of them: Mine and other peoples. With that said the story in John 13 has always given me the heeby-jeebys and at the same time is extremely humbling. Jesus, our Savior, Messiah, GOD’S OWN SON bent down and washed the disciples feet. He became a servant. What are the feet in our lives? What are the things we can do without wanting rewards or prestige?
Maybe your “foot” is a relative coming in for the holidays that you don’t necessarily get along with. Can you serve them?
Maybe your “foot” is the homeless man sitting on the side of the road in need of a warm meal, a warm blanket or maybe just a warm conversation. Can you serve them?
Maybe your “foot” is the tired couple with a new baby that sits in the pew behind you. Can you serve them?
How can we serve these people out of God’s love rather than from a love of recognition?
Coming back from Guatemala I began to struggle with this. How did I tell people about all the things that happened in Guatemala without seeming to ask for praise? How could I help them see that God’s love was making the difference in Guatemala? In the home and the hearts of the kids? God used me and allowed me to be his hands and feet to share His love.
I am Second.
I’d like to thank Doug Bender for offering me a chance to preview the new I Am Second: Live Second devotional. This is a 365 day devotional to lead you through living second. Throughout this week I will be posting my thoughts on four of the issues discussed throughout the devotional.
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