Materials Needed: baby wipes or damp cloth, a stuffed animal or doll
Bible Verse John 13:1-17
Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet
1It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.[a] 2The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. 3Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
7Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
8“No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
9“Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”
10Jesus answered, “A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet; his whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
12When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
Jesus is our Lord and Savior yet he washes his disciples feet, a yucky job to most people. We are called to serve other people and love them.
What does it mean to serve others? When is the last time you helped someone out? Has God ever asked you to do something you didn’t want to do.
Using a damp cloth, or baby wipes, wash you child’s feet. Have him/her wash the feet of a stuffed animal or doll with a dry washcloth.
You can sing this song while you do it:
(Sung to the tune of “Mulberry Bush”)
This is the way we wash our feet, wash our feet, wash our feet.
This is the way we wash our feet, so early in the moring.
This is the way we wash our legs, wash our legs, wash our legs.
This is the way we wash our legs, so early in the morning.
*Continue with other body parts.
Thank you, God, for all that you do for us. We pray that we can serve you when you ask us to. Amen.