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The Servant and his Meal
13. April 2022

Jews celebrate Passover to remember being freed from slavery in Egypt. They used to slaughter a lamb and eat it with bitter herbs. Jesus knew that he was the “Lamb” that would carry the sin of the world (John 1:29). He wanted that his friends would understand that and ate this meal before his sufferings with them. With his Son, God started a new era. Unfortunately, his disciples did not understand. They still believed in the liberator from the Romans and fought therefore over who would be the most important among them and who would have which role. 

After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

John 13:5

Jesus simply started to wash and dry their feet. He demonstrated without many words his servant love. He came to free our hearts from sin. That Judas would betray last him and Peter deny him made him sad since Jesus suffers when we fail.

Conclusion: Jesus surprises all the time and faces life in the most difficult circumstances. During the last meal, he made clear to his disciples “I give my life for the forgiveness of your sins and pay with my blood so you have eternal life.” What thoughts and feelings did Jesus have when he said that?

Can Jesus serve you?

Bible texts to deepen: John 13:1-30 / Luke 22:17-20

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