Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Foot Washing

Washing of the Feet, is a religious ceremony observed by various Christian churches.

I remember Mother and Dad attending "UNION BAPTIST CURCH" when I was a kid, for their annual  foot washing .

Union Baptist Church was located, off Rocky branch road in Laurel County Kentucky.

 Every year the congregation would have a foot washing, on the first Sunday of June.


Foot washing goes back a way's, and gets its origin from the Bible, some churches  take advantage of foot-washing services, others don't.

Union Baptist Church felt  led to do so, they said because Jesus did it.

On the evening he was betrayed, Jesus "poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him" (John 13:5).

 At Union Baptist Church, people washed  maybe two or three peoples feet, that were already clean.


  According to the Bible, Jesus washed 24 peoples feet that  were really in need of being washed.


I remember Mother and Dad making sure their feet were clean before going to the service, guess it was kind of embarrassing , to have dirty feet.

Foot washing has faded away for a lot of Churches over the years, not to many of them do it anymore.

Don't know if Union Baptist Church is one of those still practicing it,  or not.

When Mother and Dad attended there, it was the thing to do, foot washing and June meetings just seemed to go together.

Foot washing is a blessing for Christians who practiced it... even if  no one has dirty feet... it seemed to lift the spirit... and make you feel closer to God.. 

Therefore Members at"Union Baptist Church " truly enjoyed their blessings.

Following , the example of foot washing , set forth by Christ, in the Holy Bible they so proudly carried with them to Church each and ever Sunday.

Until Next Time.  God Bless.

My Meditations by, Coleman




 

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