the lens of Jesus’ grace

Before the Passover festival began, Jesus was keenly aware that His hour had come to depart from this world and return to the Father.  From beginning to end, Jesus’ days were marked by His love for His people. – John 13:1 (the Voice)

“Within pain and filth, there is an opportui=nity to exted God’s kingdom through an expression of love, humility, and service.  This simple act of washing feet is a metaphor for how the world looks through the lens of Jesus’ grace.  He sees the people – the world He created – which He loves.  He also sees filthy corruption in the world that torments everyone.  His mission is to cleanse those whom He loves from those horrors.  This is His redemptive work with feet, families, disease, famine, and hearts.
When Jesus sees disease, He sees the opportunity to heal.  When He sees sin, He sees a chance to forgive and redeem.  When He sees dirty feet, He sees a chance to wash them.” – note from John 13 (the Voice)

Jesus Messiah
Name above all names
Blessed Redeemer Emmanuel
The rescue for sinners
The ransom from Heaven
Jesus Messiah
Lord of all


grace…

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