Daily Radio Bible Podcast
You have to get washed, and he has to wash you. You have to humbly accept Jesus' care over your life as he washes your feet. If you don't, Jesus says you're going to miss him. You're not going to get him. You won't understand what he's all about. There's a difference between union and communion. Peter and the 12 were united with Christ. They were one with Christ. But just like you and I, their feet got dirty because they walk in a world that is fallen and broken and dirty. journeying through this life takes a toll on us and our souls need to be drawn in over and over again, to our life with him. We need to be realigned, renewed, refreshed, we need to be washed. We need to come into communion with Him again. So Jesus insists on cleaning our feet. When he cleans our feet, he's reminding us of who we are in him. You are his daughter, you are his son, you are one with him. Jesus insists on caring for us throughout our lives, washing our feet, reminding us of the intimate care and grace that's offered to us each and every day. It's a humbling thing for someone to wash our feet. But our souls are in need of the humbling reality of Christ serving us. Our pride like Peters wants to rise up and demand otherwise, you'll never wash my feet, says Peter, the flesh, our pride, always refuses. But the presence of Christ humbles us and teaches us in this moment, he teaches us who we are, and what we are to become. We are chosen, we are in him. We have union with God. And we are to participate with him. as servants of God. There is union and there is communion. Our union has been forged through the life death, resurrection of Christ, Christ alone. Our communion, is where we participate with him in who we now have become and join in on what he is now doing. Today, he continues to wash us, even through this word, through what we're doing here right now, you may not have noticed this but while we were hearing the word today, something else was happening, if you will. Christ was serving you. Washing your feet. Ephesians 5 says we are washed by the cleansing of the word. He's washing our feet as we listen to and respond to His Word each day. Jesus says to you what he said to Peter, those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet, their whole body is clean. The water of God's Word washing our feet is going to be a part of our life together from here on out. Don't let your pride and flesh stand in the way of Christ serving you. And maybe next time when you come to the word, envision Jesus, the creator of all things, washing your feet. Let it be a reminder to you that you are one with him. And that we need him to renew, to restore to clean us and that we are loved. And let that love move beyond you, into the world to others so that you can love the way he loved and served you. That's the prayer that I have for my own soul. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife and my daughters and my son. And that's a prayer that I have for you. Maybe some
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