it’s what we’re supposed to do

Washing one another’s feet. Serving each other.

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If I remember correctly, it was one of those days. Bickering, fighting, you know what I’m talking about. So I brought the girls into the living room and told them it was time to have our Bible study.

I told them about when Jesus washed His disciples’ feet (John 13) and how He wanted to teach us to do the same. I thought it would be special for these sweet sisters to practice this on each other.

I had each little heart tell the other things they loved about them as they washed their feet, and we ended by praying that God would help all of us love and serve one another more like Jesus.

It was really special to see this action between these little best friends.

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It amazes me that right before Jesus died on the cross, this was the action He took. To take a towel, and serve. ย He didn’t just say, “go and serve one another.” He did it. He took their dirty, stinky feet, and washed them. Each of them. And as difficult as it is for us a lot of the time, this is what we are to do.

“You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.”

John 13:13-15


  • JoAnn Mesquit

    This is beautiful! Humbling themselves…and so young! I find it amazing how young children grasp what Jesus taught yet grown ups struggle being humble and serving others. What a great message to share Jennie! Thank you! I love you guys even though we’ve never met but there will come a day…:)) โค๏ธGod bless you and the family!

    • jennie lusko

      It’s so amazing! Thank you JoAnn, and yes there will come a day, and if not here on earth, then it will happen in heaven ๐Ÿ™‚ so much love to you!

  • Teri Dugan

    Oh! I just love this! Thank you for sharing such a precious lesson with us Jenni!

  • deborah

    Dear Jennie,
    I have been reading your posting for a few months now. So many times my heart aches for you and your family and I want to just come to your home and hug you. My heart has stirred since I began reading your stories. I have wanted to share something very personal that through your postings you have helped me greatly. I would like to send a personal letter to you via email if possible.


    • jennie lusko

      Hi Deborah, I’m sorry I’m just now seeing this! My email is and I would love to read your story. Thank you and so much love to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Carrie Rowe

    Oh Jennie. I love this so much.

    • jennie lusko

      love you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristi Corcoran Erickson

    Jennie, these are moments that make a momma’s heart melt. My boy started his 2nd year at Colorado Christian as an RA assistant. For “initiation”they woke up the freshmen at 5 am, loaded them in cars, took them to a river…told them what an honor it is to serve them this yr, washed their feet and prayed over them as the sun rose. The freshmen asked if they could pray over them as well. God is on the move! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jennie lusko

      this is incredible! thank you for sharing this Kristi, so special!
      He absolutely is on the move!

  • jennie lusko

    i’m sorry that i’m just now reading this for the first time! what a special story, I love it! I don’t think you needed to say a word, that special action was powerful enough that I’m sure they will always remember. beautiful!!