Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lent 2010, Day 37

(Jesus) rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. John 13:4-5
Jesus lovingly washed Judas' feet just before he went out to complete the betrayal that would lead to Jesus' crucifixion. It's hard to imagine such love. Who today would volunteer to do such a humble task for a person who would sell him out for a mere $607.50? (30 silver coins at today's price)

Apparently Judas couldn't imagine it either because he committed suicide rather than ask for forgiveness. But God's mercy is deeper than man's deepest sins. Lent reminds everyone to make things right with the One who loves him most while there is still time.

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