"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 also should do just as I have done to you."
"OF COURSE I'D LOVE TO HELP!" I am always wanting to help in worship services. Last night was really amazing. After my feet were washed, I watched the pastor wash another person's feet and I thought, wait, who will wash his feet? Has he thought about that?
So, when there was a lull, I quietly walked over and asked if I could wash his feet. He seemed surprised at first but then got up and removed his shoes and I washed his feet. What a humbling moment. It's always awkward and yes, a bit humbling, to have our own feet washed but it was really a different feeling to wash the pastor's feet or really any one else's feet. (Who isn't your child.)
That's really what it is all about isn't it? Humbling ourselves enough to have our own feet washed by someone else in a worship setting and then humbling ourselves enough to wash the feet of others, to be a true servant outside the worship setting, outside in the world around us, outside to those in need physically, financially, and spiritually.
Being a servant, becoming a servant, it's not always easy. Sometimes we don't feel like it, sometimes we don't like those who need us, sometimes we have to sacrifice for others.
Sometimes we are just selfish and so being a servant is hard but that's when we need to be one the most!
To remind us who we are or really whose we are, who it is we represent.
To remember that we are to be imitators of Christ himself, who humbly washed the feet of those around him even those who would deny and betray him.
An imitator of Christ, that's who I want to be.