Washing of the Feet

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Ahh…what an amazing verse, a picture of humility, grace, forgiveness and mercy. The Lord who washed His disciples feet, such a humbling act.

A Teacher who washed His disciples feet. A Master who did the work of the lowliest servant. If there’s one person in the room who was worthy of having his feet washed it was Him. That’s humility.

He knew that Peter will deny Him, He knew that Judas will betray Him, He knew so well that the rest will abandon Him, they were not worthy of having their feet washed still The Lord did it anyway. That’s grace.

He knew what these men were about to do, yet He forgave them even before they committed it. He offered mercy before they even sought it.

It is easy to wash other’s feet but extending grace and forgiving others especially those who wronged me is quite hard to do. Humbling myself to others even if I didn’t do anything wrong is not easy.

Oftentimes I think like this ” I didn’t do anything wrong, this person hurt me” neither Jesus, the one who’s worthy of being served, served others. The one who was innocent, bore my sins and died for me. He extended grace towards me, He forgave my sins and died for me. Yes I ought to do that to others.

If I then, your Lord and Teacher (Master), have washed your feet, you ought [it is your duty, you are under obligation, you owe it] to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you this as an example, so that you should do [in your turn] what I have done to you. (John 13:14, 15 AMP)

Lord, your heart is truly amazing, You’ve asked me to do the same. It may seem hard, it is actually hard. However you made it possible. May you give me the willingness to forgive and extend grace to others.

God’s Love and Forgiveness are Free

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Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.” ] (John 8:10, 11 NASB)

What an amazing and liberating words “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.”

I’m thankful that He didn’t say to the woman, you have to clean up first, put your acts together, stop committing adultery, do what the law says…..

This verse reminds me of my true identity.

No one can condemn me.
I am forgiven.
I am loved.
I don’t need to perform to earn his love and forgiveness. They are free.

From now on sin no more”

It is His job to transform me and I don’t need to force myself and struggle everyday to be like Him. I can not change myself on my own effort,  for apart from Him I can do nothing (John 15:5) He is working in me, giving me the desire and the power to do what pleases him. (Philippians 2:13)

I praise you Lord Jesus for this. You died, raised to life and sitting at the Father’s right hand, pleading for me and because of that no one can condemn me. I’m chosen and God himself gave me right standing with himself ( Romans 8:33-34)

TSMSS-At The Foot of the Cross

If you stand close enough to that cross, it’ll change you.  Maybe you’re comfortable with the way you are, & you would like to stay the same. But if you’ll draw near to Jesus, He’ll make you new inside & out.

Oh Lord, every day I want to stand close enough to the cross, laying down all the burdens and ashes I have and trading them for your forgiveness, grace and peace.

Linking up with Amy at Signs, Miracles and Wonders today for her Then Sings My Soul Saturday

Then Sings my Soul Saturday-By Your Side


Maybe we still have this feeling of condemnation even after becoming a Christian for so many years,  maybe until now we are still trying to be good enough to earn grace and his forgiveness, maybe we’ve been trying hard to perform to earn His love, maybe we’ve been doubting His love for us or maybe because of the sins we have committed in the past we still have this thought, how can He ever forgive the sins i have committed.

Remember this,  Christ died for the unworthy, He died for us, when we were still sinners. God loves us for who we are not for what we can do for Him. The Father’s love for us is unconditional. We may fail and mess up. But He can still accept us and love us.  His radical love drives us to love Him more, hate our sins and follow Him.

Listen to this song from Tenth Avenue North, this might be you, i hope and pray that this song will minister to you.

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don’t turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I’m not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

And I’ll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don’t fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world’s sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, I love you
I’ll never let you go

May you have a blessed weekend!

© The Emissary’s Feet