Jesus was gathered with His disciples in an upper level room, celebrating the Passover with them one last time. John describes the scene that follows:
“Jesus knew that the Father had given Him authority over everything and that He had come from God and would return to God. So He got up from the table, took off His robe, wrapped a towel around His waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples feet, drying them with the towel He had around Him.” John 13:3-5 NLTAnd so, the Supreme Authority in all the Universe, in full knowledge that He was, in fact, God, left His place at the table in order to wash the feet of His disciples. In those days, the job of washing feet was the job of the lowest servants. It was unheard of for even a high level servant to perform this job for the guests.
Yet Jesus passed all boundaries in His humility; He displayed for His disciples, and for all who would come afterwards, that although He was and is the Highest, there is no place so low that He will not go.
And Today, there is still no place so low that Jesus is not willing to go. He is found ministering to His people in prisons, in slums, in hospitals, in homeless shelters, in refugee camps. He is no longer limited by the one body He had while He walked this earth; living in the hearts of hundreds of His followers, He daily ministers to the lowest of the low.