“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation. Taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.”
While I was young in ministry, I spoke at a halfway house for drug and alcohol addicts and homeless. After the message, many came forward for time of prayer, whimpering, weeping with remorseful embraces. On the way home, I asked the older gentleman who traveled with me, how could he stand the smell of the guys that were hugging him?
He said, “WHAT SMELLS?” It was like a ton of bricks falling on me. John 13, the king of Universe bent down to wash feet. Who am I?
My granddaughter wrote a blog on feet washing, and she asked the question, “Whose feet am I to be washing?” I told her that God will give you feet to wash.
We are talking about serving in general. Serving with the grace of God is not burdensome, but brings joy to the servant. Serving could be a small gesture like giving a cup of cold water to a person in need. A bondservant faithfully serves his Lord, not man.
Pray! Ask God to give you feet to wash, people to help, and a generation to bless.
Bill Badal is Pastor Emeritus at First Baptist. He was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, and moved to the United States as a teenager.