When Jesus washed the feet of the apostles, including Judas, he quoted Psalm 41:10. He wanted to show them that Judas’ betrayal was actually part of Scripture. Isn’t it amazing how God can use even a bitter betrayal to fulfill Scripture and his promise to save his people. God’s ways look nothing like what we expect. The Messiah looked and acted like nothing the faithful Jews expected either.
So on a night filled with great promise and hope, Jesus showed them what kind of coronation he would receive . By washing their feet, he showed them that he is a king who serves his servants. Over the next few days he showed them their king would even lay down his life for his subjects. He would be a king who defeats death and who offers to cleanse us from our sons.
This is how Jesus want to come into your life and serve you. This is not what you might have expected from the King of King’s. But this is exactly how God has chosen to fulfill the Scriptures. So open your hearts to him today and let him serve you. Let him forgive your sins. Let him be your Servant/King, both now and forever !
DeColores, Deacon Doug