It was before Passover, and Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and to return to the Father. He had always loved his followers in this world, and he loved them to the very end. Even before the evening meal started, the devil had made Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, decide to betray Jesus. Jesus knew he had come from God and would go back to God. He also knew that the Father had given him complete power. So during the meal Jesus got up, removed his outer garment, and wrapped a towel around his waist. He put some water into a large bowl. Then he began washing his disciple's feet and drying them with the towel he was wearing.
Jesus knew who He was, where He came from and also where He was going! Even though Jesus was a man, he did not walk the paths of rebellion, confusion and sin that every other man and woman treads on their journey through life.
Jesus became like us so that we can become like Him. And when we are like Jesus we will know where we came from, what we are doing here and where we are going when this life is over!
The Bible clearly says that Jesus had complete power and He knew it. When Jesus recognized His total power He got down on the floor and began washing the feet of His followers!
So if you want to be like Jesus, when you recognize the power and glory of His calling on your life, you will humble yourself and serve others!
"Lord Jesus, the power You give to me is the power to serve others even as You did on the night before You went to the Cross. May You, Jesus be praised forever. Amen."