Basin Of Love ~ Holy Week

Basin of Love

Our Daily Bread

Basin of Love
March 29, 2018

Read: John 13:1–17
Bible in a Year: Judges 7–8; Luke 5:1–16

After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet.—John 13:5
One day in physics class many years ago, our teacher asked us to tell him—without turning around—what color the back wall of the classroom was. None of us could answer, for we hadn’t noticed.
Sometimes we miss or overlook the “stuff” of life simply because we can’t take it all in. And sometimes we don’t see what’s been there all along.
It was like that for me as I recently read again the account of Jesus washing His disciples’ feet. The story is a familiar one, for it is often read during Passion Week. That our Savior and King would stoop to cleanse the feet of His disciples awes us. In Jesus’s day, even Jewish servants were spared this task because it was seen as beneath them. But what I hadn’t noticed before was that Jesus, who was both man and God, washed the feet of Judas. Even though He knew Judas would betray Him, as we see in John 13:11, Jesus still humbled Himself and washed Judas’s feet.
Love poured out in a basin of water—love that He shared even with the one who would betray Him. As we ponder the events of this week leading up to the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection, may we too be given the gift of humility so that we can extend Jesus’s love to our friends and any enemies. —Amy Boucher Pye
Lord Jesus Christ, fill my heart with love that I might roll up my sleeves and wash the feet of others for Your glory.
Because of love, Jesus humbled Himself and washed His disciples’ feet.

3 thoughts on “Basin Of Love ~ Holy Week

  1. It is also after the Lords Supper; the breaking of bread, saying take eat; and after the cup of the new testament in his blood.
    This is also interesting; what do you think??

    John 13:28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.

    John 13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.

    John 13:30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.

    The supper they were eating was not the Passover feast, because the next day Jesus would be the lamb slain before sundown; the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.


  2. 1 Corinthians 5:7 King James Version (KJV)
    Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:


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