Have you ever went through one of those Family squabbles and tried to get past the hurt. This is one of the most difficult things in life to get past – intact and whole – most of the time after you get through it – it is never whole again.
My Daily Devotional Scripture today was from John 13: 2-5 > 2. The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4. so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5. 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.
Jesus knew that Judas was going to betray him and still became a servant as he washed Judas’s his feet. WOW…. What would that look like if we were in one of those Squabbles with a Family member or a friend and we sat down to wash their feet. Something to really think about – a powerful act of Obedience.
I like to talk about a song that Matthew West wrote (Forgiveness) when I am visiting with a friend or family member that are going through one of those Squabbles. It talks about that Forgiveness is one of the Hardest things to give away – especially when you know it is not deserved. “How True” But as the song states that the healing is not for the person being forgiven – but for the person doing the forgiveness… YUP>… Then another part of the song that really gets to me is: “Show me how to love the unlovable – Show me how to reach the unreachable – Help me now to do the impossible” – We cannot do this on our own – we must have the power of the Holy Spirit working through us to accomplish what is needed to heal the broken Relationships.
Enjoy listening to this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Lu5udXEZI&feature=kp
As the scripture above shows: Jesus did just that – He was able to wash the feet of Judas – this is an act that does not come easy.
HE DID IT ALL THE WAY TO THE CROSS….
HE LOVED THE UNLOVABLE….
I have tears every time I listen to this song and see Jesus doing just what the song talks about. So today – Heal those broken relationships – do as Jesus did – Wash some feet…
Ephesians 4:32: Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.