Wash One Anothers Feet by ADS

(My grandmother, Anna Daisy Siemens, wrote poetry and prose. This devotion was written and published for Devotions for the Deaf in 1994)John 13:13-15You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one anothers feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.Salome asked Jesus to seat her sons, James and John, net to His in his Kingdom. She was ambitious for them. When the other disciples heard about it, they resented it. They began to grumble about the greatest in God’s Kingdom.Jesus set an example of greatness at the Passover meal for His disciples. He removed his outer garment and stooped to wash the disciples’ dusty feet. His lesson: We became great only in serving others.Dorcas showed her greatness by doing good and helping the poor. Perhaps it was not always convenient but she served in love until the day she died.We show our spiritual strength by losing ourselves in service to others. And Paul urges us not to grow weary in doing good to others.Prayer: God, help me be willing to stoop below what I think is my place and give willing service.

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