The Daily Washing of Feet

 Years ago when my husband and I went to premarital counseling. The pastor and his wife asked us why we wanted to get married. We said thin...

 Years ago when my husband and I went to premarital counseling. The pastor and his wife asked us why we wanted to get married. We said things like, "we want to spend all of our time together", "we love being with each other" and they looked us in the eyes and said "that is not enough, the reason for you to get married is that you intend to serve each other". I thought, uh, okay.... I know in that moment I nodded my head in ignorance and walked away puzzled.
I clearly did not have an understanding of what was to come.
 Twenty four years later I can say.......I understand.

 In John 13 where Jesus is washing the disciples feet, Peter states to Jesus "you will never wash my feet" but Jesus says "unless I wash your feet you have no part of me". So it is in the beauty of  
servant hood to each other that a couple become part of one another. As a wife serves her husband, and the husband serves his wife they demonstrate the beauty of becoming one.

Marriage is a "daily washing of feet". It is putting the other person first. It is dying to self. The self that reacts, the self that pushes, the self that is defensive, the self that needs recognition, the self that needs to be "right".
It is in this "washing of feet" the two become one. 

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Cindy Fincher: The Daily Washing of Feet
The Daily Washing of Feet
Cindy Fincher
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