The Unwashed Feet of Christ
After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
The hour of Christ’s death was drawing close when He sat down to eat the Passover with His disciples. During the meal, the twelve dug up the long standing argument about who would be the greatest. In the midst of this vanity, Jesus Christ girded himself with a towel, poured a basin of water, and began to wash the disciples’ feet.
The greatest person in that room took the lowest place. After He was done, Christ clothed Himself and sat down again. Jesus Christ was then the only one in the room with unwashed feet. None of the disciples stooped to wash His feet. However, the Lord Jesus cared not for Himself or His own feet. His concern was the needs of others. He not only took the servant’s place, but He did so without regard to Himself.
There sat the Lord Jesus, with men who were not even worthy to wash His feet. But beyond that, He was the one who above all deserved to have His feet washed. Christ did not demand this simple service that was right and proper, but stepped to the lowest place and met the needs of the lesser at His own expense. He did not even mention the fact that His feet had not been washed. Jesus Christ was utterly selfless. He looked at the needs of others above all. The unwashed feet of Christ that were just hours later nailed to the cross speak to us of the ever-loving and ministering heart of God for us.