Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day that Jesus was crucified. Tonight, the night before, He and His disciples had a final meeting to talk and eat and pray together. When they ate Jesus told them that just like this bread and wine, His body would be broken and His blood would be poured out so that they could live. Afterwards, Jesus knelt down on the ground and washed their feet.

It’s a familiar story to us now, having been told countless times over the last two thousand years, but at the moment when His knees touched the floor it was one of the most astonishing and unexpected acts in the history of mankind. Jesus was, and is, God. All things were created through Him and He is the rightful owner everything, the Lord of all creation. He is the only man who ever walked the earth who could rightfully command another human being to bow down and worship Him. And yet, here He is, bowing before these dirty, ignorant men and washing their feet. He should have been demanding their praise and condemning them for their sin, but instead he gets down on the ground and washed the feet of Judas, and Peter, and the rest of the men who would betray and abandon Him in just a few hours. What a wonderfully inappropriate act of humility.

Tonight, and throughout this entire weekend, let’s follow his example by humbling ourselves and bowing before Him. One day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord. Let’s get a head start and worship Him now.