I was talking with a dear friend of mine this week and she gave me this quote: “Wash the dirt off your feet”. That hit me. She didn’t realize it at the time but I really needed that!
We all go through struggles. We all step in the mud and sometimes it is the other dark stuff! It’s a mess and when it dries it will stay unless we wash it off. It’s bad enough that we walk through trials and tribulations but when we continue to carry the dirt it holds us back from what we are called to do. We keep those memories and hurts close and the dust reminds us everyday what damage was done.
Wash the dirt off and begin walking in a new day. Don’t let the dust of the past hold you down. Wash your feet and be joyful for a new opportunity to come!
John 13:12 (NIV)
12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them.
Thank you to Ralph Munstermann for sending me this photo of a prison ministry team washing the feet of prisoners in a South African prison.