Big God Big Feet

This seems to be a season where my attention keeps getting drawn to how big our God is. You can see it in many of my posts over the past several months. He is way bigger than we can comprehend and yet still chooses to love and want to live with us on such a personal level.

“God hung the stars in the sky – the Dipper, Orion, the Pleiades, and the stars of the south. We cannot understand the great things he does, and to his miracles there is no end.” Job 9:9-10

“Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.” Psalm 147:5

Let’s be real, If I had that much power, the world would be a mess, and I would be a mess. But Jesus had that power and walked among us. His stomach growled when he got hungry, his muscles ached when he overworked them, and his eyes grew heavy when he was tired, just like us. 

He was God and chose to live among us for 33 years. He learned what it was like to be a man so that our relationship could be real. Think about it, is there anything more meaningful in a relationship than the words “I understand” and “Me too?”

Jesus formed us, made us in His image, taught us, laughed with us, disciplined us, was patient with us, and right before he was about to be beaten mercilessly and die for us, he did something radical. He served his disciples. He didn’t host a dinner party, buy them all lattes or give a speech. He took the form of the lowest servant and lovingly washed their stinky feet. 

“It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” John 13 1-5

Interestingly, in verse 3, the Bible notes Jesus’ power and authority. That same power and authority is also mentioned several other places in the Bible like this:

God put all things under the feet (authority)of Christ and made him head over all things. Ephesians 1:22

The last enemy to be destroyed is and will be death. For God has put everything under Christ’s feet. 1 Corinthians 15:27

In Him you and I have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; Colossians 2:10

Did you get that? Jesus, the God who has all of the heavens and earth under His feet, washed ours.

Mic drop…

You are worthy, righteous, redeemed, and washed clean by the King of the Universe. You are that valuable to Him. If you think otherwise, look above again. If it doesn’t sink in, reread those scriptures.

If this hits you square between the eyes like it did me or changes how you see things, please let me know in the comments. We are better when we do this together!

In His service and at yours.

~Shawn

Published by Shawn McCarthy

While serving as the Weekend Experience Pastor at Seacoast Church, I felt God prompting me to share the moments when He would speak His truth into my life through scripture in a way that made sense to me, giving me tangible ways to learn, grow and lead. These promptings turned into weekly emails that I would send my small groups and volunteer teams. I found myself enjoying the process of digging deeper into God’s Word, being stretched by the writing process, and encouraging others in the faith. My lovely wife, Anna, challenged me to begin this blog, so these moments that I have come to call, my “Red-Letter Moments,” can find a home. My prayer is that you will find hope, comfort, and inspiration here, and above all, you will come to know that the God of the universe loves you and desires a personal relationship with you.”

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