While Jesus was on earth, He taught many things to His followers. Jesus taught people how to get along with each other so they could have a happy life. He also taught people to love each other, to be patient with each other and to encourage each other.
The night before He died on the cross, Jesus wanted to teach a special lesson. Jesus and His disciples were eating a Jewish meal called Passover. After they finished eating, Jesus stood up and took off His robe. He got a towel and wrapped it around His waist. Jesus poured some water in a pitcher. Then He washed the feet of His disciples.
Jesus’ disciples did not understand why Jesus washed their feet. Jesus told them that it was an example for them to follow. In verse 15 of our Bible Reading Jesus said, “I did this as an example for you. So you should serve each other just as I served you.”
I hope that you want to serve people like Jesus did!