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A View Through A Towel

"After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, drying them with a towel that was wrapped around Him" (Jn.13:5).

What if I asked you make a list of the five things that give you the most satisfaction in life. You don't have to do it right now, but where might serving others rank on your list? In today's verse, Jesus taught the ultimate lesson of humility and service..It might be good for us to read the first seventeen verses of the thirteenth chapter of John today and meditate on them.A good thought for us to keep in our minds is that we ought to see those around us through a towel...A towel of service. After teaching a lesson on reaching out to others about Jesus, I will often get a response regarding one's lack of Biblical knowledge. For the young Christian who is anxious to share his or her faith this is understandable. My answer to this is that we all should be the sermon before we are able to preach one. We show our love for our Lord when we reach out to others in service. I believe that Jesus gives us dignity in doing work for others. "When He had finished washing their feet, He put on His clothes and returned to His place. 'Do you understand what I have done for you' "? As we look at the life of Jesus here on earth, we see it was one of feet washing, burden bearing and service to others. God wants us to be people who are deeply into generosity. He desires that we be positive people, heavily into service. Jesus served because it pleased His Father and we should feel and do the same. At his brother Robert's funeral, Ted Kennedy in the eulogy used one of his favorite quotes to describe his brother. It was by George Bernard Shaw. "Some men see things as they are, and say, 'Why?' I dream things that never were and say 'Why not?'"

Have a great start to your week...Begin it with a RAK or two... Love mark Phil.4:11

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