On 13th March 2022, Kitwe Gratia church held a Sunday service with 21 attendants, and brother Matthews shared a message from the book of John 13:12-17.
After Jesus had washed all the disciples’ feet, He put on His clothes and sat back down again at the dinner table. Then He said to the disciples, “Do you understand what I have done to you? …If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
The Lord was the one who should’ve been served. However, He served instead and washed His disciples’ feet. We must meditate deeply on the amazing world of love that the Lord revealed through His self-lowering and serving. The Lord said to His disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be exalted must humble themselves. We come to see through Jesus a New Teacher and New Rabbi who is completely different from the way of the world. We must resemble the Rabbi of Love who was truly exalted by lowering Himself.
Jesus said, “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. (John 13:14) Paul said, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2 NIV) What is the law of Christ? Love. It is the law of love. How do we fulfill this law? We must carry each other’s burdens. We must forgive and serve one another.
Jesus said, “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48).” Love is the perfection of man; love is the fulfillment of the law. But what is the way to love? How can we obey the command to “fulfill the law of Christ”? The answer is embedded in the phrase, “Carry each other’s burdens. He says you should become slaves to each other. He says you should serve one another.
Lastly, after the message brother shared that it is very important to save one another, like the way Jesus showed and we need to follow the same example, Jesus opened the world of love which is good to love one another.
(Written By Matthews)