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The Last Supper

  • He took a towel, and wrapped a towel around his waist. Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, 'Lord, do you wash my feet?' Jesus answered him, 'You don't know what I am doing now, but you will understand later.' Peter said to him, 'You will never wash my feet!' John 13:4 WEB

    When they gathered in the upper room that evening, only Jesus understood it would be the last time they would share a meal together on Earth. It was customary before a passover meal to ceremonially wash at home, but as you walked on the dusty roads to go to the supper, your feet would get dirty. On arrival, a servant would typically wash the guests feet to refresh them before the meal. According to Jewish tradition, a Jewish servant was not even asked to wash people's feet for it was considered beneath them. This lowly task was assigned to gentile servants.

    On the evening of the last supper, there was no servant present to wash the guests feet. So the disciples looked around at each other, then they all sat down with their feet dirty. They apparently felt too important to perform such a menial task. Jesus watched them all sit down, then He arose, wrapped a towel around His waist and began to wash their feet one at a time, even those of Judas Iscariot who betrayed Him.

    They all sat in embarrassed silence while Jesus washed the feet of one disciple after another, until He came to Peter. You could count on Peter to speak his mind, and Peter rebuked Jesus, the King of all Kings, because He was acting like a Servant. The disciples did not understand then, but later, after the events that followed that night came to pass, they understood.

    Jesus could see what was coming, before it came. The disciples could not, yet it all worked out just the way it was supposed to. God does not tell us all the details, and if He did, we would not understand it all, just like the disciples. God is the General, and He tells us what we need to know in order to do our part. He also tells other people their parts, then He takes care of putting it all together. Only He can see the entire picture.

    In my life, there have been many times when I did not understand what was going on. How could this event even happen? Then after the storm passed, it all made sense. Looking back on the events, I can see how God used circumstances to steer me like the rudder of a ship to get me where I needed to go. I would not be here writing this, if I had not first been there.

    You may be facing something that you do not understand, and you may feel like God is doing the wrong thing, or nothing at all. You may question 'Why is this happening?' Don't panic. Give it time. Things may be lining up behind the scenes. God reserves the right be God, and sometimes He does things without explaining it to us. He knows what He is doing, where this is going, and how all this fits together. Our part is to pray and trust Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for guiding me today. Please put me where I need to be to serve You the best. Cut me loose from the things that hold me back. Speak to me in a way that I understand and fulfill Your perfect will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

    Note: Happy Sunday :)! For those who would like to join us, we will be hosting our RHM Live Online church service. This is a special time of worship, prayer, fellowship and an inspiring message. All are welcome! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah!!!!! Thank you Pasror Dion for the word!
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen and amen

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Elizabeth Colon
Elizabeth Colon

God is good all the time and all the time God is good.

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My trust and faith is in the Lord. I trust His plan. Amen

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

You are our help dearest God. Amen

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,lead us and we will follow.We love and worship you. Amen 

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father You are my leader 

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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Jesus!

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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father there are times when I feel alone and sad, when whatever I do it feels like I'm lost. Speak to me in a way I can understand Your word, to lead me and strengthen me according to Your Holy will. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Praise to You my Lord. 

Thank you Pastor for this word, God bless you and Sylvia. 

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God for it is jesus name we have grace 

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask Amen. 

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