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A Walk In Their Shoes
by Allen Clupny
01/03/04
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“Jesus got up from the table, removed his outer clothing, wrapped a towel around His waist, poured water in a basin, and washed each of the disciple's feet. After He was finished He returned the basin to its place, put His clothing back on and took His place at the table. Looking around the table with compassionate penetrating eyes, He addressed the twelve saying, "Do you understand what I have done for you? You call me ‘Teacher' and ‘Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash another's feet. I have sent you an example that you should do as I have done for you…"

Have you ever wondered where someones feet have taken them? If you have, ask them to have a seat, gently take off their shoes and examine them. Be tenderhearted, it may be as hard for you as it might for them.

Are the shoes clean and new? Maybe, they've never been tested.

Is there manure pressed deep into the soles? Could it be they've walked a road you pray you never will?

Maybe they are clean but worn; comfortable.

Are they bigger than your own? They may have to carry a bigger burden than you.

Smaller? I wonder if a light load is all they can carry?

Is the sole separating from the rest? Life for them may be unraveling.

Are they worn out unevenly? Balance is hard to find.

Do they smell of trash? Sometimes people live in what others have left behind.

Are they spotted with paint? I wonder what was being covered up?

Stained by blood or baby formula? Did they walk in death or usher in new life.

Maybe peanut butter and jelly makes the shoestrings difficult to untie. It's not easy to walk with kids.

Are the shoes dusty or covered with mud? Has life dried them out or have they walked in floods?

Would you wear those you looked at? Would you give someone yours?

I'm certain Jesus washed the feet of His disciples to show them servitude. I just thought the above scripture may apply to how we look at other people and their lives too. What do you think?

Blessings



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Corinne Smelker  10 Jan 2004
I think this is a great application for a scripture that we all know so well. It gave me pause to think today - thank you. In Him Cori Smelker




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