Thursday, April 21, 2011

Holy Thursday and feet....

Oh how I adore Holy Week!

From the moment I woke up this morning, I was keenly aware of the fact that it is Holy Thursday. Can you imagine, Jesus and the boys spending the day together to be topped off by a nice quiet passover dinner. Or at least that is what the boys thought it would be.

Can you imagine their shock when Jesus went to wash their feet? The humble act of the Savior, doing something so practical. Hmmmm. Something just occurred to me. Wanna know? Of course you do or you wouldn't be here...truly He shows us "great and unsearchable things that we do not know"....lets go see.

When Jesus was at the wedding of Cana, he turned the water, the foot bath water into wine. I know I have touched on that fact somewhere on this blog of mine before and if I had one of those practical little "searchy" boxes or tags on my posts I could find it, but I don't so...

Anyway, did you ever consider how practical it was that Jesus turned that foot bath water into wine? He met his mom's request for helping out in the practical need to be met. We won't go into the fact that the party had ran out of wine probably because people were drinking the wine!

He met that wedding at the practical. He performed a miracle to provide for the practical.

At the outset of the Last Supper, He got on His holy knees and washed the feet of the boys. He served them in the practical. It required no miracle, just a bucket of water. Maybe the bucket was not as well appointed as the ones at the wedding feast in Cana, but a bucket of water just the same.

Have you ever considered that He meets us in the practical? You know, when the refrigerator you want is on sale this week making it possible to get a new washer and drier. It may not be a Resurrection, but it meets you in the practical. There just happened to be a sale...

Sometimes, He uses a foot bath to perform a miracle and sometimes, He uses it to just wash some dirty feet...both showed His Glory. Both taught us more about His love for us. Both were a beginning...

Cana would usher in Jesus' public ministry. That upper room would usher in The Last Supper. Both were feasts, both were beginnings. Neither feast gave any hint that the night would hold the Glory of God come down...both were shocking to participants. Both served the practical of a very practical and awesome God.

None of that is what I had planned on writing about today! Hope you are blessed this holy day.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Welcome back! And thanks for the very practical blog post! Happy Holy Thursday! May the Lord wash you with His word. From head to toe! :-)