My Bible Verse:
John 13:5 - He (Jesus) poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
Grandma held Elizabeth up to the sink and washed her hands. "Grandma, my hands have never been so clean!" Elizabeth said. Grandma smiled as she dried her hands with a towel.
"I'm glad you think so, Elizabeth!" Grandma said. "This reminds me of a Bible story where Jesus washed his friends' feet."
"Why did Jesus do that?" Elizabeth asked after Grandma told the story.
"He wanted to show them how to serve other people."
Jesus loved us so much that he not only washed his friends' feet, he died on the cross to save them - and us! Because we are part of God's family, the Holy Spirit helps us find ways to serve other people.
You served me in a way no one else could - by taking away my sins and making a place in heaven for me. Help me find ways to serve other people today out of love for you, Amen.