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Daily Devotionals

Day 27 – Issue 21

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Be Still Know

John 13:5 NLT

‘Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him.’

The picture of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet is perhaps characterised as a beautiful picture of servanthood. Yet, it stands for so much more. On the eve of the crucifixion, it provides a practical metaphor for the way in which the cross and the resurrection of this servant will cleanse the world of the power of evil. This can only be to the extent to which Jesus’ disciples themselves tie a towel around their waist as a sign that they will roll up their sleeves and humbly serve the needs of a broken world.

All of us carry signs of this broken world. Our lives interrupted with the unanticipated problems life scatters in our path, our emotional and psychological state blighted through the abuse we encounter and endure. As such, a spiritual director may approach a person with fresh clean water to wash the dust and dirt of life’s road from their feet. It is a space in which the director can point both to the cross and beyond to the redemptive message of hope that forever flourishes in a field of hopelessness.

Finding God within the injustice of this world of pain is at times to search for a needle in a haystack. Making sense of my life is of little benefit in my pursuit of God. I have no answers as to why Katey and I did not have children. I know not why our marriage ended too soon as Katey battled MS and lost, why Jayne was abandoned, seven months pregnant, by her husband, or why Jayne and her daughter both came to live with Katey and me.

With hindsight I can create a victory report by joining the dots – yet still it isn’t ‘happy ever after’ as Jayne deals with a severe chronic pain condition. However, I do know that Jesus’ victory empowers me to live within the kingdom of God which will forever far outshine the kingdom of this world.

QUESTION: Are you willing to get involved in the needs of a broken world?

PRAYER: Lord, in a world filled with pain and hurt, may your Church be agents of peace, love and hope.

Written by: Miriam Emenike

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