"Come to Me,
all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I
will give you rest. Take My yoke upon
you and learn from Me, for I am gentle
and humble in heart, and you will find
rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29
The Bible identifies Jesus as the very
God who spoke the universe into
existence. He was equal to and had
always existed with the Heavenly Father.
No man can look intently upon His glory
and live and yet He emptied Himself and
became a mere man.
Jesus walked this dirty earth and had
fellowship with His followers before He
gave Himself over to be sacrificed. He
rose on the third day and then ascended
back to heaven where He reigns as God
again, though He is always with us in
The act of God becoming a mere man in
order to suffer and die for our sins is
the greatest act of humility possible.
Jesus was always humble in heart.
Knowing that the time had come for Him
to give Himself up to be crucified, He
told His disciples that He would eat one
last Passover with them.
During the Passover Jesus got up from
the table and girded Himself with a
towel. With a pitcher of water, a pan
and a towel, He knelt down before each
of His disciples, one by one and
tenderly washed their feet.
In any home, this responsibility fell to
the lowest servant in the house. Yet
Jesus took this upon Himself. There is
no doubt that all eyes were upon Him. He
was the Master, the Promised Messiah,
the Son of the living God!
Sometimes I wonder what must have been
going through their minds. They had seen
Jesus heal the sick, raise up the lame,
cast out demons, give sight to the
blind, walk on water, calm the wind and
even raise the dead. And now, their
Master was taking the form of the lowest
servant in the house and tenderly
washing their feet.
Perhaps the disciples were too stunned
or too afraid to inquire but not Peter.
Peter told the Lord that He would never
allow Him to wash the filth off his
feet. But Peter yielded when Jesus
I do not wash your feet you will have no
part with Me."
There was a point to what Jesus had
done; He even asked His disciples if
they had realized what He had done. He
call Me Master and Lord; and you are
right, for I am so. If I then, the Lord
and the Teacher washed your feet, you
also ought to wash one anotherís feet.
For I gave you an example that you also
should do as I did to you." (John
13:13-15)To walk in the
power, grace, mercy and love of Jesus,
we must walk in His humility.