In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him, nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. John 1:1-4
One of the exciting parts of my day is teaching phonic sounds to kids through storytelling. While in the middle of our discussion, a 5-year old girl gently tapped my arm and asked. “Why did God wash people’s feet?” the little girl said. I thought her question is related to our story. Yet, I commended her for that great question.
I had the same inquiry in my mind for years. The more I search the Scriptures, the more I can find answers. The book of John chapter 1 tells that the world was made through Him but the world did not know Him. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. The “Word” is Jesus Christ.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made (Romans 1:20). God revealed Himself to us in all ways and means. But due to our ignorance, we remain unaware of His existence and living life in darkness. God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ. Not to be served, but to serve. To show us the way how we should live our life. He even gave His life as a ransom for many at the cross of Calvary.
Jesus Christ, the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us, the King of kings and Lord of lords washed the disciples’ feet to give an example to do what He had done for them. And, that is to love and serve one another. Including Judas Iscariot who betrayed Him by receiving thirty pieces of silver from the chief priests. The same price paid for a slave’s accidental death in Hebrew culture.
Sometimes, we get tired of doing things for others. Anxious of compromising things that might stop or, slow us down from building ourselves up. But I learned that we can experience pure joy and peace by serving and lifting others. For God’s glory who created all things and not for ourselves.
Jesus never leaves anyone behind. He is the King who served with all His heart. Even dying for His own though His own did not know Him.