If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
Our God is the God who delivered the Israelites from Egypt through a single man. By his own power, he parted the Red Sea. He delivered Daniel from a den of lions and Jonah from the belly of a while upon his repentance. Our God’s presence was so glorious, one could not look upon its wholeness and live.
Yet, he sent his son, Jesus Christ, in the form of a being of flesh and blood in order to fulfill the law for our sake. His own son was rejected by man, beaten and spat upon, though he committed no crime, no wrong, in the sight of God. Because of him, we are granted salvation through simple faith, in which, even if our faith the size of a mustard, mountains can be moved.
There he was, on his knees on the ground, washing the filth from his disciples, his friends, his family’s feet in an act of humility, even before he was soon to, with knowledge, willingly allow himself to be betrayed for our sake. If our Lord’s extent of humility had such great depth, how much more ought we serve willingly and with joy!