Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet

It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

John 13:1 (NIV)

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Today’s Devotional

John 13:1 sets the stage for Jesus’ last supper with His disciples and introduces the beautiful act of Jesus washing their feet. Jesus knew that He was about to leave the world and return to the Father, and this verse highlights His deep love and devotion to His disciples.

Time to reflect

Reflecting on John 13:1, we can consider the following points on how to apply the teachings of this verse in our personal lives:

  • Embrace Jesus’ love for us. Just as Jesus loved His disciples to the end, He loves us unconditionally and eternally. It is essential to recognize and accept this love in our lives.
  • Follow Jesus’ example of humility and service. Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, an act of great humility and service. As believers, we are called to follow His example by serving others with humility and love.
  • Trust in God’s timing. Jesus knew that His time on earth was coming to an end, and He trusted in God’s plan for His life. We, too, must trust in God’s timing and plan for our lives.

Prayer Of The Day

Lord Jesus, thank You for Your unwavering love for us, even to the point of death. Help us to accept and embrace Your love and to follow Your example of humility and service. Teach us to trust in God’s timing and plan for our lives, knowing that He has our best interests at heart. Amen.

Strengthening Faith

In light of John 13:1, let us take these steps to deepen our faith and live a life of love and service:

  1. Reflect on Jesus’ love for you and thank Him for His unconditional love and sacrifice.
  2. Look for opportunities to serve others with humility and love, following Jesus’ example.
  3. Trust in God’s timing and plan for your life, knowing that He knows what is best for you.

Today Wisdom

John 13:1 is a powerful reminder of Jesus’ deep love for His disciples and for us. By embracing His love and following His example of humility and service, we can grow in our faith and deepen our relationship with Him. Trust in God’s timing and plan for your life, knowing that He is in control and has your best interests at heart.


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