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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 13:4'8 WEB.

    When they gathered in the upper room that evening, only Jesus understood it would be His last supper here. 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 guest's 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 guest's feet. So the disciples looked around at each other, then they all sat down with dirty feet. 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 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 didn't understand then, but later, they understood after the events that followed that night came to pass.

    Jesus could see what was coming before it arrived. The disciples couldn't, yet it all worked out just like it was supposed to. God doesn't tell us all the details, and if He did, we wouldn't understand it all, just like the disciples. God is the General, and He tells us what we need to know so we can do our part in His plan. He also instructs other people, then He takes care of putting it all together. Only He can see the entire picture.

    There have been many times in my life when I didn't 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 wouldn't be here writing this if I hadn't first been there.

    You may be facing something that you don't 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 to be God, and sometimes He does things without explaining them 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: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, group leader, Dianna Wyles: Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." ~ 'It's a Heart Thing' is our next fun-filled theme and is open wide for your creative inspiration. Find those hearts in nature if you can, or show us what your heart-thing is. What do you love? Let's blow up this group with 'heart thing' posts!! I hope you all have a wonderful week ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton 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! ❤️
Feb 6
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Feb 6
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

Feb 6
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Feb 6
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Why am I here,  in a differant state,  a differant job,  in an apartment by myself. Why did I leave a job of nine years that I loved working for the people.  I am alone, I eat alone,  I havent made any friends that I can talk too, was I supposed had move thinking its where you wanted me to be,  or was I blinded by my me?  Thank you Pastor for the word today!

Feb 6
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Romans 8: 28 is very comforting when I'm feeling lost.

 

Feb 6
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Lifting you in prayer, Gloria, that God will connect you to His body and reveal His purpose. You are not alone!

Feb 6
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Feb 6
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Feb 6
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Amen. Thank you for your guidance in my life.

Feb 6
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Feb 6
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Yvette York
Yvette York

AMEN Good Morning Everyone 

Feb 6
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

 Speak to me in away I will understand And give me the patience to do so Father. I know your thoughts are not my thoughts and your ways are not my ways! But I will diligently keep searching for the promises you have for my Family and I. Keep me on the narrow path of Life, with a reassurance that you are near my side! Glory be to you Father, Amen!!!

Feb 6
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for encouraging us in the waiting. Lord, I thank You for guiding me today. Amen

Feb 6
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father, Your will be done! Amen.

Feb 6
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord.  I claim the prayer above for my life today and everyday,  in Jesus Name,  Amen 

Feb 6
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen

Feb 6
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

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!

Feb 6
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Amen!! Allleluia!! Amen!!

Feb 6
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name we ask this, Amen. Thank You Lord for hearing our prayers!

Feb 6
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Feb 6
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

AMEN!!! What a lesson in humility from the Lord himself!!! Lord, please help me to be humble so that you really can use me, and thank you for guiding and directing me, and thank you for everything!!! You are worthy to be praised, You are worthy of all of my love! (h5) (L)

Feb 6
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Feb 7