Foot Washing

God Himself is a giver and we should be no less. While foot washing primarily has spiritual significance, it was also a very real meeting of a physical need. It took energy to trek to the well to get water, and humility to kneel down and gently bathe dirty feet. Perhaps the feet were stinky as well. Our children have many physical needs as infants, and meeting them requires a lot of a mother’s energy. As they get older, they still need to be fed, clothed, and nurtured. Our husbands also have physical and hormonal needs that God asks us to meet. Maybe we are tired; maybe we are not in the mood. Whatever our state, this is God’s word to us: “By love serve one another.” He gives the needed grace to fulfil His will as we depend on Him!