My husband owns a landscaping company and works very hard to provide for our family. From time to time, he has to buy new work boots. New boots, plus a 12-hour work day, plus 90-degree Alabama weather, equals a disgusting, smelly mess by the time he comes home. Normally, there would be a chorus of “EWWW... ” that would ring out from the girls (and momma) once the boots were removed, but the other day was different. Garth, obviously exhausted from the day, laid down on the floor to rest. Our four-year-old watched him for a moment and then ran to get a baby doll bath tub, water, towel, and a bottle of lotion. She instructed him to place one foot at a time in the tub and lovingly washed and dried each foot. She then used the lotion to “make the blisters better”.
I was sitting there watching all of this unfold and thinking to myself “Aww that is so sweet, but super gross and she must REALLY love him. Then it hit me.
Jesus must have cared deeply for his disciples to have washed ALL of their feet. This was a time when people wore sandals and walked everywhere in the hot, dirty desert. Instead of acting like a master, he lowered himself to the status of a servant in order to show his love for them. This act not only gives us a perfect example of how to be a humble servant, but it also shows us that through him, all things are made clean. (John 13:1-17)
I am thirty-three years old and I have been going to church all of my life. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. But the other day, in that moment, I understood it on a different level. I believe these little moments are sent directly from Heaven. They are meant to give us joy and provide understanding while drawing us closer to God. We just need to look for them.
Let’s add some positivity to the internet! I am sure many of you have had similar experiences. I would love to hear about one of your “Little Moments from Heaven”. Please comment with your story and make sure to like and share this post!