Secure In His Eternal Love

 by Donna Milham


John 13:3-9

3 Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. 4 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, 5 and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him.6 When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

7 Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” 8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”

Jesus replied, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.”

9 Simon Peter exclaimed, “Then wash my hands and head as well, Lord, not just my feet!”


He now showed the disciples the full extent of His love –

He knew His authority – He had come from and would return to the Father, so He got up  took off His robe – wrapped a towel around His waist and began to wash the disciples feet – Peter said to Jesus that He would never wash his feet and Jesus responded – if I don’t wash you, you don’t BELONG to me!

Jesus was secure in His identity and purpose –

To love the Father – to obey Him – as His Son

He walked and lived in Holy Love and Devotion to His Father

His Authority came from Obedience

HE could be the Servant of all

He walked and lived in  the Philippians 2 Posture

For authority is founded on LOVE’S SECURITY


He washed with a towel wrapped around His Waist

I wash you now and I will wash you again and again and again

With My Word and My Blood

I AM THE WORD that washes now and forever

Here in front of the 12 and then from within and from Above

I will be in you and you in ME – in heavenly places

Perfect liberty IS THIS LOVE

To be who you were created to be

Confidence – no more fear of man or his thoughts or responses


He confidently and humbly arises from the table and wraps His Spirit with the sign of true apostleship – SERVANTHOOD

Only secure leaders wash feet

Only ones who sit at His Feet can wash feet

Posture of holy adoration of Him

Imparts into us His mantle of humility to love and serve as He did



It was not casting out demons or healing

Though that is the expression of His compassion, mercy and love


This Lamb – This Lion

Not bleating, not roaring

Quietly washing

Imparting His Example to follow and do

And that THIS is the path of blessing

To DO the thing you know to do

Man no longer stopping you

Fear no longer stopping you

Insecurity no longer stopping you

Feeling unloved, I don’t fit, jealousy, the past, the future, what if’s, gazes, thoughts, opinions, criticisms, gossip, slander having no impact….

Wash His Feet with your tears of Holy Love

And be washed and adorned as His Own

‘you won’t belong to Me’……..unless I wash your feet…….

Wash away King Jesus – all of me

Head to toe – within and without

With Holy Love- Holy Fire

You are the Holy Water Washing

Not something in a bottle

In a bottle in Heaven are tears of our poured out hearts

That You treasure

Our gift to You

Our very self – our very being

Pushing aside every glance, every snicker

Who cares – in the pew or the world

IF we belong to YOU

Sealed – secure- YOURS

What else matters!