So what do you think? Everett and Laura both went through some of the same things leading up to this comic strip, but is the result the same? Or even different but still positive? For you, has Easter been a time for renewal and new life, a fresh perspective maybe (like Everett)? Or is it a time for becoming more deeply rooted in old habits (like Laura)?
Here’s where I think the difference is. Laura says “You know Mommy’s hands weren’t made for washing ANYTHING!”
This goes back to the account of Jesus washing the apostles’ feet at The Last Supper (John 13:1-17). This goes back to being humble. This goes back to being in fellowship with Jesus. For many, the washing of feet is a part of Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday, and the start of a three days of deep and serious contemplation of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
There is so much more than I can discuss in a short posting, so I encourage you to reread and rethink. However I would like to close with three thoughts.
How easily our Savior could have said, “These hands were not made for washing feet.”
How easily our Savior could have said, “These hands were not made for being nailed to a wooden cross.”
How easily our Savior could have said, “These hands were not made for taking away the sins of the world.”
But He didn’t. Instead He said,
“not my will, but thine, be done.” Luke 22:42b