Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father,having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. (John 13:1-6)
Check it out: After supper, Jesus took off his outer robes, wrapped a towel around His waist, and started washing His disciples’ feet with water, wiping it with the towel–the towel He was wearing. As their feet became clean, His towel became dirtier and dirtier.
Don’t miss this picture of our redemption, Christian. The eternal Son and second member of the Godhead laid aside His majesty and glory, wrapped Himself in humility, bowed down in the position of a servant, and washed His people clean, taking their impurity upon Himself. He who knew no sin became sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God (II Cor 5:21).
If you are in Christ, you are well and truly loved by your Lord. Something to think on, today.