Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Daily Readings for THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 - Thursday in Holy Week (Maundy Thursday)

Thursday in Holy Week

Daily Readings
THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (Maundy Thursday)

The Collect
Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament: Exodus 12:1-14
The First Passover Instituted
12:1 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: 2 This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. 3 Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household. 4 If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbor in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight. 7 They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. 8 They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 9 Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs. 10 You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. 11 This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the Lord. 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. 13 The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. 14 This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance.

The Response: Psalm 116:1, 10-17 Dilexi, quoniam
1 I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, *
because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.
10 How shall I repay the Lord *
for all the good things he has done for me?
11 I will lift up the cup of salvation *
and call upon the Name of the Lord.
12 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord *
in the presence of all his people.
13 Precious in the sight of the Lord *
is the death of his servants.
14 O Lord, I am your servant; *
I am your servant and the child of your handmaid; you have freed me from my bonds.
15 I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving *
and call upon the Name of the Lord.
16 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord *
in the presence of all his people,
17 In the courts of the Lord’s house, *
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!

The Epistle: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
The Institution of the Lord’s Supper
11:23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

The Gospel: John 13:1-17, 31-35
Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
13:1 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, 4 got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 7 Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” 8 Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, “Not all of you are clean.” 12 After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. 14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. 16 Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. 17 If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
The New Commandment
13:31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. 33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Here ends the Lessons

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.

The Morning Prayer for THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 - Thursday in Holy Week (Maundy Thursday)

Thursday in Holy Week (Maundy Thursday)

Loving Provider, you gather me in this upper room with your son, to be fed by your love. At that supper, Jesus told us to "love one another" and I know that is the heart of his gift, his sacrifice for me. I ask that I might find the source of my own heart, the meaning for my own life, in that Eucharist. Guide me to the fullness of your love and life.

Verse of the Day for THURSDAY, March 29, 2018

John 13:5 (NIV) 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.

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Morning Devotions with Chaplain Kenny - Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

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 13:5 (NIV)

The Thursday of Holy Week is known as “Maundy Thursday,” referring to the Latin word for commandment, mandatum. As we saw yesterday, in these last days of his life, Jesus both states and enacts his new commandment—that we love one another as he has loved us. To show the disciples what he means, he washes their feet. These feet would have been dusty, cracked, lined. A servant would normally have taken a basin and washed the feet of guests arriving for a meal.

Jesus, whom the disciples know as teacher and friend, healer and leader, abandons all of those roles and kneels before each disciple, washing feet. It is scandalous. Peter, for one, cannot bear it. He says to Jesus, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!” (John 13:9) Jesus leads him to see that this washing of one another is a way revealing divine tenderness in common, human need. All of us need to have our feet washed. All of us need to wash another.

On this night in which he is betrayed by Judas, Jesus also has a last meal with his disciples. He shares bread and wine with them, saying “Do this in remembrance of me.” A washing and a meal—both shared in common, both offered by Jesus as signs of the love that will not let us go, of the divine life embodied in him.

There is a kind of familial, maternal care in these last actions—washing, feeding, teaching. Jesus knows that his time is short, and so he desires to give the disciples the essence of his life and his work: Love one another. Wash one another’s feet. Feed one another. In those actions you will discover the very life of God, dwelling there with you, waiting to be discovered and celebrated. You will discover, as Mother Teresa of Calcutta often said, Jesus the Christ in “his many different disguises.”
Holy Friend and Savior, may we know you in the washing, and in the breaking of the bread. Amen.
In Jesus,
Chaplain Kenny

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A washing and a meal—both shared in common, both offered by Jesus as signs of the love that will not let us go, of the divine life embodied in him.

Un dia a la Vez - Padres, apoyemos a nuestros hijos

Padres, apoyemos a nuestros hijos

Hijo mío, si tu corazón es sabio, también mi corazón se regocijará.

Hombres y mujeres que están hoy listos a leer este devocional, también les convienen que sepan lo que espera Dios de los padres.

Padres, asuman con autoridad el ser como dice Dios la cabeza y el sacerdote del hogar.

Eso significa que debes tener una relación con Dios, de modo que seas la parte más importante de esa casa. Si no asumes tu posición, las mujeres con carácter fuerte tomarán la tuya y estarás en desventaja y fuera del orden de Dios.

Papi, tú eres el proveedor. Tú eres a quien Dios creó para que mantengas tu hogar y seas un excelente administrador del mismo. Claro, si tu esposa está trabajando, las cosas entre los dos serán más fáciles. Sin embargo, ante Dios el que tiene la autoridad tiene la responsabilidad.

NO le des mal ejemplo a tu hijo para que no te avergüence.

NO te entregues cien por cien a tu trabajo o actividades de tu ministerio, a fin de que tengas tiempo para tus hijos.

NO olvides que tu primer llamado es tu familia y Dios te pedirá cuentas al respecto.

NO te apartes de los caminos de Dios, pues allí encontrarás bendición.

Honro hoy a mi esposo porque es un excelente padre de sus hijos y de mis princesas.

Gracias, mi Dios.

Un Día a la Vez Copyright © by Claudia Pinzón
Hombres y mujeres que están hoy listos a leer este devocional, también les convienen que sepan lo que espera Dios de los padres.

Standing Strong Through the Storm - THE MARTYRS HYMN


Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

Paul is writing his last letter before execution addressed to his spiritual son, Timothy. New Testament scholars are convinced that Paul is quoting here an ancient Christian worship chorus or “hymn.” It is assessed to be one of the songs Christians sang as they were walking into the arena to face certain death. Paul himself may have sung this hymn when he was executed in Rome.

There is plenty of historical evidence that people of the pagan world were amazed at the courage and joy – often expressed in music – Christians exhibited when facing their death. Early church father, Tertullian was reportedly converted soon after first observing this exhibition of abnormal joyfulness. He later made the oft-quoted statement that “the blood of the martyrs is seed!”

The first couplet is powerful because it is in the Greek aorist tense which indicates a specific moment in the past. When Christ calls us, we die to sin and to ourselves. Therefore, the song begins, “We have already died with Him and we will therefore live with Him!” It goes on to proclaim that when we endure, we’ll reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will deny or disown us; but when we are faithless, He always remains faithful because it is a characteristic of His unchanging nature.

Korean Elder Kwan-Joon Park was called an “Elijah of Korea” or sometimes a “Daniel of modern times.” He died as a martyr for his faith in Christ and his opposition to the Japanese colonial rule during the Second World War when Korea was occupied by the Japanese Imperialists. The latter enforced Shinto worship on the Korean people.

On March 24, 1939, Elder Park went to Japan to protest against inhuman colonial policies of Japan. He walked into the 74th Imperial Diet of Japan. When the opening pronouncement of the lower house was made, he stood up from his seat in the visitor’s balcony and shouted, “This is a great mission of God, Jehovah’s great message!” Then he threw leaflets to the floor below exposing cruel abuse of Korean Christians by Japan and warning them of God’s imminent judgment and destruction of Japan as a result of her wrong doing and tyranny. They also explained the resistance against Japanese imposition of Shinto shrine worship upon Korean Christians.

Elder Park was arrested and sentenced to six years in Japanese prison. While serving his sentence he was martyred at the age of seventy. We don’t know if he sang. But one line from his last poem written during his imprisonment expresses well his firm resolution to die willingly for Jesus Christ: “Since Jesus died for me, I will die for Jesus!”

RESPONSE: Today I will resolve to live courageously even if it means facing death for Jesus who died for me. I will express my joy in living and dying for Him in every way – including singing!

PRAYER: Lord, help me to be joyful even in the face of death knowing that You are always faithful.

Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

NIV Devotionals for Men - Operating System

Operating System

Read 1 Corinthians 2:1–16

Recommended Reading: Proverbs 1:1–7; 2:1–22; 4:1–27

Do you stay up on New Year’s Eve to wait for the clock to strike midnight? If you do, you probably don’t care that much about when the New Year begins in places like Fiji or Auckland, New Zealand. However, you probably cared a bit more on December 31, 1999, as TV cameras captured the stroke of midnight in those locations to see whether the world had avoided the Y2K disaster. As clocks struck 12:00, 12:01, 12:02 in each time zone around the world, we all breathed a collective sigh of relief that televisions still functioned, nuclear power plants hadn’t failed and cars continued running.

Remember the craziness that preceded Y2K? Companies and governments spent billions of dollars to hire software programmers to pore over and correct millions of lines of computer code. All because of a looming catastrophe if computers were to misread the last two zeroes in the year 2000 as 1900.

Ironically, most of us have zero understanding of computer code. The apostle Paul said that wisdom is much the same way. Unless we have the Holy Spirit to help us know the language of God’s wisdom, we won’t really understand it. “The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:14). People who don’t have the Holy Spirit dwelling within them quite naturally struggle to grasp spiritual wisdom—God’s Word, his desires, his character, his values. In fact, God’s wisdom often seems foolish to non-Christians. It’s like a foreign language to them. But when people trust in Christ as Savior, God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within them (see John 14:16–17). They can begin learning God’s wisdom while the Holy Spirit helps them understand it.

If we believe that true wisdom comes only from God, where should we turn when we seek wisdom? Paul provides the answer: “’What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived—the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit’” (1 Corinthians 2:9–10). In the Bible God speaks the language that drives us—our spiritual operating system. If we want to know God’s wisdom so that we can process the joys and trials of everyday living, we need to turn often to God’s Word and ask the Spirit to help us understand it.

To Take Away
  • Do you ever struggle to understand thoughts and concepts from the Bible? How do you think the Holy Spirit can help?
  • Are you growing in your understanding of God and spiritual truth? When was the last time you asked the Spirit to help you understand God’s Word?
  • What practical steps can you take to grow in God’s wisdom?
Do you ever struggle to understand thoughts and concepts from the Bible?

Girlfriends in God - Escaping Stress (Part 1)

Escaping Stress (Part 1)

Today’s Truth

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
~ Psalm 23:1 (NIV)

Friend to Friend

Stress is a familiar and faithful companion. It doesn’t matter where life takes us, we will encounter stress. Unless we learn to manage and deal with that stress – God’s way – we will find ourselves trapped, an easy target for the enemy.

I heard the story of a farmer who, as the owner of a large piece of land along the Atlantic seacoast, constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic because of terrible storms known to plague the area. As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals. Finally, a short, thin middle-aged man applied for the job. “Are you a good farm hand?” the farmer asked. “Well, I can sleep when the wind blows,” answered the little man. Although puzzled by this answer, the desperate farmer hired him.

The slight man worked hard, to the delight of the farmer. One night, the howling wind blew in from offshore, signaling the approach of a monstrous storm. Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed to the hired hand’s sleeping quarters. “Get up! A storm is coming!” he yelled. The man rolled over in bed and firmly responded, “No sir. I told you. I can sleep when the wind blows.” Furious, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot. Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm only to discover that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarps. The cows were in the barn, the chickens were in their coops, the doors were barred, and the shutters were tightly secured. Nothing could blow away. The farmer then understood what his hired hand had meant. He, too, returned to his bed to sleep while the wind blew.

Stress management is a spiritual discipline that begins with diligent preparation in every area of life – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. We must be ready to deal with stress before we have to deal with stress.

Know whose you are. I grew up in a Christian home, attending church every time the doors were open. I sang all the right songs, spoke all the right words, and did all the right things in front of all the right people. I fervently prayed that my works would validate my faith, and desperately hoped that by following the rules, I would please the Ruler. It wasn’t until middle school that the authentic life of a dynamic youth pastor made me hunger and thirst for something more. I wanted to know God intimately.

During an evening church service, I sat in my usual spot, clutching the back of the pew in front of me while wrestling with God over the condition of my soul and my eternal security. I argued that I knew all about God, and then the deeper truth of that argument hit me. Yes, I knew about Him but I didn’t know Him. That night we met. While the course of my life was changed forever, I quickly discovered that I still have to face and deal with stressful circumstances every day. The difference is that I don’t have to face and deal with those tough situations alone.

God is with me. His power strengthens me, and His love surrounds me, saturating even the most desperate circumstances with hope. Knowing that we belong to God is the very foundation for a life of peace and the first step in dealing with stress. Join me in my next devotion as we examine four more ways to deal with stress.

Let’s Pray

Father, I praise You for being my Peace in the midst of a stressful day. I can’t always see Your hand at work or even understand or like Your process. But I do know that I can fully trust Your heart of love for me, Lord. When the stress of life tempts me to worry, help me to trust You instead. When it seems like my life is spinning out of control, give me Your strength to stop and remember that You are God and that heaven is not in a panic! Right now, I choose against the tyranny of stress in my life, and I choose to trust You instead. Thank You for Your faithfulness to me.
In Jesus’ name,

Now It’s Your Turn

Go back to the time when you first met God and surrendered your life to Him.

What changes has that decision made in your life?

How did you feel when you first realized that you belong to God?

What did you do?

Who did you tell?

Now think about your relationship with God today and compare your circumstances, attitudes and habits with those first days of knowing Him.

Read and memorize Jeremiah 29:11. Celebrate God’s perfect and unique plan for your life. And when stress shows up in your life today, remember whose you are.

More from the Girlfriends

Whew! Just talking about stress wears me out. It’s so daily! At one point in my life, stress literally made me sick. And I know your life is just like mine, friend. But God … don’t you just love those words? But God can give you peace and take away the anxiety of stress-filled circumstances. My book, Escaping the Stress Trap, is my journey from a stress-managed life to a life in which, through God’s power, I am learning to manage stress.  Check it out!

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It doesn’t matter where life takes us, we will encounter stress.

LHM Devotion - March 29, 2018 - For You

Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries

"For You"

Mar. 29, 2018

Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-25

(Jesus said) "This is My body, which is for you.... This cup is the new covenant in My blood...."

"I need a hug," my son says to me when he's having a bad day. "Can you hold my hand?" a child asks her mother, standing in line for an amusement park ride. "Stay with me, don't leave me," beg children everywhere as their parents plunk them down in chairs at the dentist.

We take comfort in the physical, don't we? If I am alone and afraid, I want nothing more than someone I love to touch me, to hold me. That gives me comfort and courage. Millions of children waking up in the night would agree.

Jesus knows this about us. And for that reason (as well as so many more! See Luther's Small Catechism for details), Jesus gave us a very special gift the night He was betrayed. He took humble, ordinary bread and wine, and He gave it to His disciples, saying, "Take, eat... All of you, drink of it... This is my body... this is my blood." And in, with, and through the bread and wine, He gives us Himself -- His own forgiving body and blood.

This is comfort. This is mercy, that Jesus should leave us something of Himself we can touch and taste and eat, a gift that comes to form the foundation of our own bodies and blood. He knows how we are made -- He knows that at some point, we will all wish we had been there in the days when He walked the earth visibly, for anybody to see and hear and touch. And so He gives us this gift of forgiveness and life in visible, touchable form -- a gift of love for all His people. Thanks be to God.

THE PRAYER: Thank You, Father, for the care You give to our physical bodies. Most of all, thank You for the gift of Your Son's body and blood. Amen.

Use these devotions in your newsletter and bulletin! Used by permission; all rights reserved by the Int'l LLL (LHM).
When do you most need someone to touch you?

Devocional del CPTLN de 29 de Marzo de 2018 - PARA TI



29 de Marzo de 2018

Jueves Santo
Leer 1 Corintios 11:23-25

[Jesús dijo] "Este pan es mi cuerpo, que por ustedes entrego... Esta copa es el nuevo pacto en mi sangre..."

"¿Me das un abrazo?", me dice mi hijo cuando algo le sucede. "¿Me das la mano?", le pide un niño a su mamá mientras esperan subir a un juego en el parque de diversiones. "¿Te quedas conmigo? No quiero estar solo", dicen los niños cuando los llevamos al dentista.

Es que el contacto físico nos consuela, ¿no es cierto? Cuando estoy sola y atemorizada, lo que más quiero es que un ser querido me abrace y sostenga. Eso me da consuelo y fuerza. Los millones de niños que se despiertan en medio de la noche seguramente piensan igual.

Jesús también. Y por esa razón (¡y muchas más! Ver más detalles en el Catecismo Menor de Lutero), la noche en que fue traicionado nos dio un regalo muy especial: tomó pan y vino común y corriente y lo dio a sus discípulos diciendo: "Tomen, coman... beban de él... este es mi cuerpo... esta es mi sangre". Y en, con y a través del pan y el vino, se nos entrega a sí mismo: su propio cuerpo y sangre de perdón.

Eso es consuelo. Eso es misericordia. Que Jesús nos dejara algo de sí mismo que podemos tocar, gustar y comer, un don que pasa a ser la base de nuestro propio cuerpo y sangre. Él sabe cómo estamos hechos; sabe que, tarde o temprano, vamos a desear haber estado allí en los días y lugares que él estuvo visible en la tierra para que cualquier persona pudiera verlo y tocarlo... un don para todo su pueblo. Demos gracias a Dios.

ORACIÓN: Gracias, Padre, por el cuidado que tienes de nuestro cuerpo físico. Pero más que nada, gracias por el don del cuerpo y sangre de tu Hijo. Amén.

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Хлеб наш насущный - Умывальница любви

Умывальница любви

Читать сейчас: Иоанна 13:1-17 | Библия за год: Судей 7-8; Луки 5:1-16

Потом влил воды в умывальницу и начал умывать ноги ученикам и отирать полотенцем, которым был препоясан. — Иоанна 13:5

Однажды, когда я еще училась в школе, учитель попросил нас сказать ему (не оборачиваясь), какого цвета стена у нас за спиной. Никто не смог ответить. Мы просто не обращали на это внимания.

Мы упускаем из виду многие детали, потому что не можем вместить столько информации. И часто не видим того, что находится перед глазами. А потом вдруг обнаруживаем и удивляемся.

Так недавно случилось со мной, когда я перечитывала евангельский рассказ о том, как Иисус омыл ноги ученикам. Я читала и слушала этот текст много раз. Наш Спаситель и Царь исполнил работу, которую в те времена не поручали даже слугам из иудеев, так она была унизительна. Это не может не вызвать благоговения. Но чего я не замечала раньше, так это что Иисус, Человек и Бог, омыл ноги Иуде. Он знал, что это предатель, как видно из Евангелия от Иоанна 13:11, но все равно смирил Себя и кротко послужил врагу.

Из умывальницы с водой пролилась любовь. Эту любовь Он распространил даже на того, кто Его предал. Размышляя о событиях недели, предшествующей празднику Христова воскресения, будем молиться о кротости и смирении, чтобы распространять любовь Господа на друзей и на врагов.
Господь Иисус Христос, наполни мое сердце любовью, чтобы я мог закатать рукава и омыть ноги других для Твоей славы.
Из любви Иисус смирил Себя и омыл ноги учеников.

© 2018 Хлеб Наш Насущный
Но чего я не замечала раньше, так это что Иисус, Человек и Бог, омыл ноги Иуде.