Dear Muslim and Christian friends,
Recently we were blessed to travel to one of the poorest countries in Africa.
The first full day we were there, our team had the privilege of helping little Muslim and Christian kindergarten children (ages 5-9) get new Tom shoes. But first, each child had to have their feet washed by us. Some of these tiny feet were the dirtiest you can imagine. Some had black toe nails from so much disease and damage.
Sadly too, some of these tiny feet had ugly black spots on the bottom indicating they needed work by our 3 nurses: cutting open those spots and squeezing out the white eggs of some kind of worms and then applying medicine.
It was not a pleasant job. . .
But each child was so special.
Because each child represented. . .Jesus.
You see, Jesus said:
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (The Injil, Matthew 25:40, NIV).
Here are the feet of happy children – in their new shoes!
In Africa: washing the tiny, dirty feet of Jesus.
What a privilege. . . What an honor. . .