Reading: John 13: 1-17, 31b-35
All creation is a witness to God's majesty (think mountains), God’s power (think the mysterious way God's will seems to be done) and God’s love (just think Grace). But think about this: The only hands and feet God has on earth right here, right now are ours. If God needs something to get done, we are the ones to do it. On top of that, the only face of God someone may see is His face in our faces.
Our text begins with the story of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet - Jesus washing with his hands and his friends looking into his face. Jesus – the hands and face of God. Then, knowing in a few short days he would be gone and they would not be able to follow him as usual in person, Jesus told them, ”A new command I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know you are my disciples.” John 13: 34. A new command for them then and for us now. --Ruth Gates, frequent Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
Closing Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the example of your love through Jesus. May all know we are your followers by the love we have for one another. Help us to be your hands and face in the world today. Amen.
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