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I Don’t Do Feet

“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.”   —  John 13: 4-6

When I was in high school, one of my favorite youth pastors was also a powerful worship leader. During my senior year, he released a CD with a song entitled “I Don’t do Feet.” Of course, the title quickly got everyone’s attention and we loved the song almost immediately but the power of the song was not in the words of the title but what those words meant.

It is easy for us as humans to have our list of things we absolutely want nothing to do with. For me, it is spiders. Although it may seem like a small thing (both in terms of an idea and their actual size) anything to do with spiders is huge to me. I cannot stand them! It’s a mutual dislike. I don’t like them and they don’t like me. In fact, I’ve been bit nine times! So although I’m quite capable, I do not have anything to do with spiders. On the other hand, my husband will handle spiders any day of the week; but, the moment someone becomes sick at their stomach, he is out of the room!

Fortunately for us, Jesus did not have a list of things he would not do. He managed the sick, healed the lame, and touched the lepers. He opened his arms to everyone, embraced those others would not talk to, and did not hesitate to wash the feet of those he served with. Nothing was impossible for Him.

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