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Finding Overwhelming Love

December 25, 2022

The special element a couple includes in their wedding ceremony—how they publicly and uniquely communicate their love for one another—says a lot about them. 

One couple I know chose to wash one another’s feet on their wedding day, and it spoke volumes. 

Seeing the new husband wash the feet of his wife was powerful, but the picture of the bride kneeling to wash her groom’s feet left me speechless for one reason: Her dress. She was kneeling on the ground in her wedding gown.

How long had she dreamed about the dress she would wear on her wedding day? How carefully had she handled it to make sure it stayed pristine? And what kind of love did she have for her husband that she would happily kneel down in the dirt while wearing that pure white dress to wash his feet?

I think it’s an awful lot like the love Jesus has for us. 

During this Advent season, we’ve reflected on what it meant for Jesus to descend down to Earth and live among us. To me, it’s the most incredible display of love. 

Philippians 2:5-7 says, “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.”

Jesus had been living in unimaginable glory in Heaven but left it all to meet us in our broken world. He held the status of King of the Universe but stepped down from His throne to become a servant instead. He was pure and blameless, the one who deserved all the praise, but He became the one kneeling at the feet of sinners. 

What could bring someone to make that kind of sacrifice? What moved in Jesus’ heart to humble Himself for you? 

John 3:16 begins, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son…” 

He loves you so much that He didn’t want to live in Heaven without you. Love was the reason Jesus came.

I hope you feel His overwhelming love for you today. 

Merry Christmas, 

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