Washing wrinkled feet
Because of the cold, I think quite a few of these elderly had not removed their socks in weeks! Imagine! As the young adults carefully peeled off their socks, dismay and confusion spread across the elderly faces. But when they dipped their old wrinkled feet in a tub of warm water, the dismay turned to delight…and a little bit of doubt about what would happen next. This was an unexpected and new experience.
A team from the young adult ministry endeavored to serve and ease suffering by washing their feet and dining together. Vanessa exclaimed afterwards “It is incredible how something so simple can unite two people.” Freizer said, “What a humbling, gratifying experience! The elderly left knowing they are special to God and to us!” Rosa: “This day my relationship with God grew!” Gerardo: “To tell the truth, I looked forward to doing this, but when I saw the feet, I didn’t know if I could. Then, I saw their nervous grins. Wow! God changed me tonight!
Mark 10:45For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
I am not sure who was more blessed, the young adult or the elderly. It was a powerful setting. Most of the young people were graduates from the San Juan and Darling Houses. They had truly learned what it means to know Jesus personally and follow Him as servant leaders.
David & Gina
I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”