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Faith Like a Child


Last night we had a footwashing service at church. For churches that recognize the ordinance, it's usually done on Maunday Thursday, when Jesus washed his disciples' feet at the Last Supper. In our church the women wash each other's feet in one circle and men in another in observance of Jesus' words in John 13:14-17,
"Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

This year, our son Timothy (3 years), who was watching the process intently, asked us, "What are they doing?" "Are her feet dirty?" We explained to our toddler that we are doing what Jesus would do, we wash feet to show that we will help others.

He said immediately, "Mommy, I want to help others too. I want to wash your feet!"

He jumped down from the chair and washed my feet along with the lady at my side. I was so touched, the tears started streaming down my face. The other ladies started crying too. Lord, help me to serve without question. I want to answer "Here I am, Lord" when I see needs around me instead of pretending they're not there or making excuses why I'm not the one to assist. Give me faith like a little child.

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  1. What a special moment to treasure! Children are so uncomplicated, aren't they? :)

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  2. What a sweet moment that I know will always be remembered!

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  3. Our girls just experienced their first Feet Washing service, too, and thought it was so neat. I grew up with literal feet washing after each communion service (once quarterly), so I knew what was happening when the bowls and towels came out, but the looks on my girls' faces was priceless!

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  4. That's awesome! I love that your little boy wanted to help you by washing your feet! You left me a comment on my book giveaway, "The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived". You're the winner! Contact me and I'll figure out a way to get the book to you...even if I just hang on to it until you're in the states...okay? God Bless you for the work you are doing, Jeannie

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