The Servant King

John 13:1-17

Today is Maundy Thursday and, on this day, Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples. As Jesus and the disciples were celebrating the Passover Meal, Jesus performed one of the greatest acts of humility; He washed the feet of His disciples. The thing about feet back then was that people didn’t wear shoes; they only wore sandals. You can imagine how dirty ones feet got by walking a dusty, dirty road, where animals also walked. People‘s feet got dirty, I mean really dirty. In spite of that, Jesus wrapped a towel around his waist, as the lowliest servant would do, and washed and dried his disciple’s feet.

In this amazing act of humility, Jesus modeled for us what it means to have a servant’s attitude. If Jesus, God in the flesh, was willing to serve in such a humble way, then we as His followers must also be willing to follow the example he set. We must be servants! Are you willing to do this; are you willing to follow the example of Christ? Whom can you serve today? You see, there is a special blessing for those who not only agree that humble service is Jesus’ way, but also follow through and do it (John 13:17). So, who will you serve today and how will you serve them?

~ Tim Hall (I encourage feedback, questions & comments - email me at