John 13:3-5 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
The Humility of Christ after He knew all things were placed into his hands. He knew He was from God and would be returning to be with God. Jesus stood, took off his outer garments, poured water in a basin, knelt, the King of Kings became a lowly servant as He began to wash the dirty feet.
In my devotions, I came across a poem from Amos R. Wells that stayed in my heart. Read it with me and let it find a home in your heart.
Not to sit on a lifted throne, nor to rule superbly alone;
Not to be ranked on the left or right in the kingdom’s glory, the kingdom’s might;
Not to be great and first of all, not to hold others in humble thrall;
Not to lord it over the world, a scepter high and flay unfurled;
Not with authority, not with pride, vain domain, mastery wide;
Nothing to wish for, nothing to do – not, in short, to be ministered to!
Ah, but to minister! Lowly to sup with the servant’s bread and the servant’s cup;
Down where the waters of sorrow flow; full baptized in the stream of woe;
Out where the people of sorrow are, walking brotherly, walking far;
Known to bitterness, known to sin, to the poor and wretched comrade and kin;
So to be helper, the last and the least serve in the kingdom, slave at the feast;
So to obey, and so to defer, and so, my Savior, to minister.
Yes, for never am I alone: this is Thy glory, and this is Thy throne.
Infinite Servant, well may I be bondman and vassal and toiler – with Thee.
Let your lightnside shine to serve others and not to be served.