Romans 10:15 – And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
We soon enter the period of Lent to prepare our hearts and minds for commemorating Christ’s death and resurrection and what that means to us as His followers. On Maundy Thursday we remember how Jesus washed his disciples’ feet in the Upper Room as he celebrated the Passover with them just before He went to the cross. (John 13:1-17)
He displayed his humility and servanthood doing something that usually only the lowliest of servants would do. He demonstrated that he came “not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28) He provided an example to His disciples and to all of us believers who have come after of our role in the body of Christ – to serve one another in humility and love.
Our brother Amos Aderonmu has said to us on more than one occasion, “Thank you for washing our feet as we minister in South Sudan.” Our other global mission partners have expressed similar sentiments. How have we washed their feet? We have served them by being faithful in our prayer, encouragement, and practical support for their ministry.
This service goes both ways. Our partners have “washed our feet” through their dedicated prayers and wise words from the Lord as they uplifted us through difficult times of change. We are learning from their example to see those whom others don’t see, to love those who are unloved, and bring hope to those who are lost.
These feet which have been washed have been sent out to preach the good news of Jesus Christ: to our community in Richfield, the Twin Cities, and throughout the world.
by Peggy Turnbull, Director of Missions