Re:Verse passage – John 13: 1-17 (day seven)
Godincidentally, I was listening to Donald Miller’s podcast, Building a Story Brand, this week, and I stumbled upon an episode from November with Andy Stanley. It just so happened that they brought up the foot washing scene from our text this week.
As the story goes, Stanley was given the opportunity to preach at President Obama’s pre-inauguration service in 2013, and Stanley used John 13 as a focal point. He preached that when you realize that you are the most powerful person in the room, Jesus would have you leverage that power for the benefit of the other people in the room. You (addressing POTUS) need to get down on your knees like Jesus and wash feet.
While I hope that struck a chord with the President, the same message rings true for us in far lesser roles of authority. As Jesus said, “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”John 13:14