During this season of Lent, the CHOICE service and presenting teams took this opportunity to prepare spiritually, to focus and to recommit ourselves to the CEKL 99 weekend and to offer up our fellow participants in prayer.
You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example that you also should do as I have done to you. (John 13:13-15)
During our sharing sessions we acknowledged that Jesus the King of kings, Lord of lords, God Almighty, had come down to our level in humility and washed our feet. It is this attitude in servant-hood that we must adopt in order to serve one another and our brothers and sisters in CHOICE.
This is in direct contrast to that of the disciples, who had recently been arguing among themselves as to which of them was the greatest (Luke 22:24)
Washing of the feet has two aspects to it. The person washing and the person that is receiving the service. The person washing has to melt his ego to come down to the other person's level while the other person may be uncomfortable receiving it.
For example, Peter was profoundly uncomfortable with the Lord washing his feet, and, never being at a loss for words, he protested, “You shall never wash my feet!”
Then Jesus said “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me” (John 13:8), prompting Peter, whose love for the Savior was genuine, to request a complete washing.
Likewise, it is the silos we build around ourselves that prevents us from working together as one. Sometimes as a leader we order around for the job to be done, and as followers we can sometimes feel that our opinions are not heard. This unknowingly separates us and can be damaging to the team,
However, when we wash our fellow members' feet, this wall of ego is broken and we belong to one another again.
God teaches us to serving one another in lowliness of heart and mind, seeking to build one another up in humility and love. When we have that servant’s heart, the Lord promised, we will be greatly blessed (John 13:17).
*** Highlighted texts are taken from https://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-washing-feet.html
Before we end, you should know that no event is complete without a back story. 😀😎
This is the story of our King Ali 👆.
He has been in charged of mopping floors for the past 10 pre-weekends in a row. This job is self appointed and according to some sources, he refuses to give up this role, in all these years of serving. Then came along.......
.....who just pick up the mop like a king and did his own business. The unsuspecting subject (shown by the arrow) ampun another tuanku, or rather, his real boss. Hehehe, ps... you can thank me later for the free publicity to the future in-laws. 😝
But kind king Ali was touched observing him and everyone else on that day because he felt that the CHOICE fire is being passed on to very capable hands and a loving family...
One last note... As we know the washing of the feet symbolises Jesus' establishment of the priesthood on earth. I wonder how many people here will become priest? Hmmmmmmm..... yes I am looking 😁 at you. You know who you are... you know God is calling you Ali... oops
and not forgetting the young males seated in the front and the one with the green shirt.
God bless you all!