We Are the Hands and Feet of Jesus

Jerry WalchStarred Page By Jerry Walch, 3rd Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, has gone to sit at the right hand of God in heaven. He no longer has a body here on earth. He no longer has hands to reach out and touch people. He no longer has feet to walk the earth, spreading the Good News that today is the day of salvation. We Christians are His body, His hands, and His feet here in the world. Nevertheless, what does it mean to be the hands and feet of Jesus?

Choose to be Humble

To be the hands and feet of Jesus, we must first make the choice to be humble. (Philippians 2:3-7 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men). To be the hands and feet of Jesus we must follow His example. We must take on the attitude of a servant rather than that of someone looking to be served. Jesus humbled himself by coming to earth as a human being, forfeiting His powers as being the only begotten Son of God. Jesus did not come to earth to be served, but to serve (Matthew 20:28 even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.) To be the hands and feet of Jesus, we must intentionally choose to serve God, our Father, and others in all that we do.

Humility Does Not Come Easily to Us Humans

If we Christians are to be the light of the world (Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world), we must humble ourselves. We must, as Paul wrote in his epistle to the Philippians 2:3 “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” At first, I had a hard time even thinking about treating everyone else like they were better than I was. I may not have thought of myself as being better than everyone else is, but I certainly never thought of everyone else as being better than I am either. Then, one day, the Holy Spirit reminded me that Jesus had washed the feet of His disciples. I opened my Bible to the Gospel according to John and read chapter 13, verses 1-17 with new understanding and appreciation. “Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. 2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him; 3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; 4 he riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. 5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. 6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? 7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. 8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. 9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. 10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. 11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? 13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one anothers feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. 16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. 17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

Be in the World, But Not of The World

If we are to be the hands and feet of Jesus, we must be in the world, but we cannot be of the world. We must go out into the world every day, prepared to testify to what God has done in our lives. We must go out into the world every day prepared to share the Good News.

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Jerry Walch is a 71 year old freelance writer for hire living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been writing since the late 1970s, and writes for both the print and online media. He specializes in

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author avatar Retired
3rd Jan 2014 (#)

An excellent article. Humility is needed if we are to be his hands and feet.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
3rd Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you Jackalyn Ann.
God bless

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author avatar Xavier Bage
3rd Jan 2014 (#)

Enjoyed reading the inspiring article. Give us more.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
3rd Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you Xavier Bage.
More coming.
God bless.

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author avatar Connie McKinney
3rd Jan 2014 (#)

Very inspiring and uplifting, Jerry. Great work.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
3rd Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you Connie.
God bless.

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author avatar M G Singh
3rd Jan 2014 (#)

Well written Jerry.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
3rd Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you Madan.

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author avatar Retired
3rd Jan 2014 (#)

I enjoyed this article, it was very inspiring and true.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
3rd Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you carolford.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
4th Jan 2014 (#)

A wonderful post Jerry . I could listen to Christine Caine every day , so thank you for the opportunity to do so here .
God bless you
Stella

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author avatar Jerry Walch
4th Jan 2014 (#)

Hi Stella.
I have many Christine Cane videos and I will be using more of them in future articles.

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