One of the greatest stories that we read about in the New Testament is the account of Jesus washing His disciples’ feet found in John 13:1-17. Starting in verse 5 and ending with verse 6 we read, “After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?” I enjoy the question that Peter asks Jesus. This was certainly a relevant question to ask because here you have the Son of God washing the feet of apostles literally taking on the form of a servant. Jesus goes on to say in verse 15, “For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” What was Jesus’ point for washing the disciples’ feet? It was to show them that as followers of Christ, they are to take the form of servants and as Christians, we are called to follow this same practice today.
On Saturday, August 15, a few of the college students from the Church of Christ Student Center at Western Kentucky University participated in Move-In day. This day was the first opportunity for incoming freshman to start moving in, kicking off the beginning of Master Plan. During the move-in day, we had the opportunity to help several people move into their dorms and seeing how happy they were was truly a blessing and encouraging. For those of you who are students at WKU and are looking for a great group of Christian friends to be associated with, feel free to check out the Church of Christ Student Center: http://orgs.wku.edu/thecocsc/ Feel free to email us also at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to assist you in your spiritual needs.
If you are reading this and you are a Christian, let me challenge you to definitely follow the example that Christ has given us. By being that Christ-like servant. I love the passage over in Philippians 2:3-4 which says, “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interest of others.” When we as Christians take on that form of a servant, it allows us to do two things: 1) it allows us to show people that we care about them and 2) it helps us to take the focus off of self. Finally, taking on the form of a servant helps to remind that we serve an almighty God who loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for us. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 Let me encourage you once to be a Christ-like servant and you will have a blessed life that will prepare you for eternity.