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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Friday, March 29 2019

One day in physics class many years ago, our teacher asked us to tell him-without turning around-what color the back wall of the classroom was. None of us could answer, for we hadn't noticed.

 

Sometimes we miss or overlook the "stuff" of life simply because we can't take it all in. And sometimes we don't see what's been there all along.

 

It was like that for me as I recently read again the account of Jesus washing His disciples' feet. The story is a familiar one, for it is often read during Passion Week. That our Savior and King would stoop to cleanse the feet of His disciples awes us.

 

In Jesus's day, even Jewish servants were spared this task because it was seen as beneath them. But what I hadn't noticed before was that Jesus, who was both man and God, washed the feet of Judas. Even though He knew Judas would betray Him, as we see in John 13:11, Jesus still humbled Himself and washed Judas' feet.

 

Love poured out in a basin of water-love that He shared even with the one who would betray Him. As we ponder the events of this week leading up to the celebration of Jesus' resurrection, may we too be given the gift of humility so that we can extend Jesus' love to our friends and any enemies.

 

Prayer for Today

Lord Jesus Christ, fill my heart with love that I might roll up my sleeves and wash the feet of others for Your glory.  Amen.

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