Williston Holy Week services prepare hearts for Easter
Facing humiliation and death on a cross, Jesus displayed humility by washing the feet of his disciples. That was the message brought during the fourth Williston Holy Week Service April 17 at Elko Baptist Church.
Rev. Joseph Cook with Culbert Branch Baptist Church recited John 13 which tells the story, including how Peter protests Jesus washing his feet. "Unless I wash you, you won't belong to me," replied Jesus in verse 8.
Jesus washed all of his disciples' feet, even Judas, who he knew would betray him.
Cook said Jesus washing their feet showed Jesus' humility. "Here divinity is going to wash dust," Cook said of washing away the filth the disciples walked in daily.
Looking at the story's deeper meaning, it shows how Jesus would go on to die on the cross for everyone, washing away the sins of all who follow him. "Love is submissiveness," Cook said.
"I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you," states the scripture.
The service was part of the weeklong series of services held at a different church each day. It concluded with a luncheon.
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