Jesus said, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”
Thought for the Day: Where is God leading me today?
Going into church after I wrote my devotional yesterday morning was just a normal Sunday. Well, except that it was Veterans’ Day Sunday and the Cub Scouts (including my own child) gave out poppies to everyone where they would remember the men and women who have given their lives for our country. It was a normal Sunday that my children went to their Sunday School Classes and Worship. It was while listening to the sermon by our Pastor Jeremy that I realized that he had to have read my devotional before preaching because he was talking to me. Of course, he had his sermon prepared and memorized way before I wrote that devotional, but it still spoke to me.
It was about the way Jesus taught us to do things differently in our love for others and to step out beyond our church walls to minister to people. It was about “spit”, and that Jesus used his spit mixed with dirt to make the mud that he placed on the blind man’s eyes to heal him. It was gross and the thought that he used spit, that went against everything in the culture around him, to heal was totally beyond the norm. Spit, one thing the soldiers did to degrade Jesus before he was crucified, was what Jesus used to healed a man. But the part of the sermon that “got” to my heart was a story about a woman who wanted to go to India to meet Mother Teresa. After meeting her, the woman wrote a check to give as a donation. Mother Teresa would not take the check. The woman stated that she wanted to help in some way to which Mother Teresa took her out into the streets. There she saw a small child in a ditch, dirty and weak. Mother Teresa looked at the woman and said, “Help him.” The woman said she couldn’t. But she was given a basin of water and a cloth. She began washing the child, taking care of the child, and then rocking the child in her arms. Mother Teresa taught her what it means to go out into the world to serve others.
My devotional yesterday morning was about service and that I needed to find one thing that would help someone else. I still do not know what that is, and I’m sure God will show that to me soon. But, my body found itself sitting up during church when Pastor Jeremy talked about the woman with Mother Teresa. What a beautiful sermon, Pastor Jeremy. Thank you for touching my soul during that “Normal” worship service.
Hear Sermon below beginning at 27:54 and ending 57:25.
Prayer: Hi God, thank you for bringing your words to us over and over and over again until we “get it”. Help us heed the words you have for us each day. Amen
Prayer Focus: Those thankful for where God has led them.