Jesus was pretty clear to his disciples when he said, “I have to wash your feet, otherwise you won’t be a part of what I am doing.”
Jesus was also pretty clear that after he washed the disciples’ feet, they were to wash the feet of other people.
Christ set the example and we are blessed to have the mission of sharing that example of love and intentionality.
This week has been vacation Bible school and I have seen a ton of my junior high students serving the younger children.
Honestly, I’m emotional typing this. I’ve seen junior highers helping students read God’s Word, worship him in song, and pray. I’ve seen them go and love in powerful ways. Don’t underestimate junior highers; they will blow you away.
Junior high students that have been captured by Christ’s love are capable of shaking the walls of any church. Even the big ones that have really thick walls.
Junior highers, my challenge to you is to show those who are younger than you, and older, how you’ve been loved by Jesus Christ.
Youth workers, my challenge to you is to see junior highers as beautiful people that Christ has poured his love on. Their cups are full and they just need direction on how to pour that love out.
Jesus says, “ Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”
Go and love.