As we move further into Easter week celebrations, Christians around the world celebrate Maunday Thursday. Traditionally, this night has been one of remembrance of the servitude of our Lord, as he washed His disciples feet. Did you know that not too many years ago, most of the congregations of the Church of God of Prophecy practiced feet washing? In fact, it often was misunderstood and it actually embarrassed some folks to participate in this practice. I can honestly say I was never ashamed to practice the washing of the saints feet. My logic was pretty simple. Jesus said, “If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:14) That was always good enough for me.
In the hours following this act of washing His disciples feet, he would be mistreated, falsely accused, deserted by His own followers…He knew all of this would happen, but He still humbled Himself…what a wonderful example. It wasn’t just the act of washing feet, but rather the act of humility…if is a trait that should mark the lives of His followers…Lord help me to remember humility, and help me to practice it.