This communion meditation was given at King’s Cross Church (Moscow, ID) on March 13 A.D. 2022.
When Christ established this meal with His disciples, He also did something else that evening in the Upper Room.
He rose from the table, laid aside his outer clothing, and tied a towel around His waist. He then poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples feet, wiping them dry with the towel wrapped around him.
He took the place of a servant.
But when He came to Peter, the disciple objected saying, “You shall never wash my feet!” And Jesus answered Peter, saying, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with me…”
Peter felt that there was something deeply wrong with allowing Christ to serve Him. And in one sense he was most certainly right. But he still did not yet understand the story he was in, and what else this servant was about to do on his behalf.
And like Peter, we too can balk at Christ serving us.
We are often embarrassed to be approached by Him. What if He knew that thought you had earlier? What if He heard those careless words you spoke to your spouse? The impatient cursing under your breath? Surely if He knew what a mess you are, He would not want to serve you…
And yet, Christ knows it all. He knew the weakness of His men that night and how they would desert him. He knew their sin. And still He washed their feet and dined with them.
He still suffered and died for them… and for you.
So let go of your sin. Let go of your vain pride. Christ has taken care of it all.
Do not look at yourself now to see if you are worthy, and instead look to Him and this Table He has prepared for you.
And come, and welcome, to Jesus Christ.