I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-21-2011

This day shall be a memorial feast for you, which all your generations shall celebrate with pilgrimage to the LORD, as a perpetual institution. Exodus 12:14

I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do. John 13:15

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14, Psalm 116, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, & John 13:1-15
 
This week all over the world the Feast of Passover is celebrated by Christians and Jewish people alike. The Jewish People celebrate the liberation from slavery and we Christians celebrate the Last Supper which was conducted as a Passover meal. The New Covenant of Jesus Christ was instituted to share in His Body and Blood for all eternity. Just as the Blood of the Lamb protected them from the wrath of God, so too does the Blood of the Lamb protect and guide us for evermore. Jesus commanded us to partake in the eating of His Body and Blood by His Command; “While they were eating, He took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is My body.” Then He took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.” Mark 14:22-24
 
In John there is an amazing connection Jesus makes with His Disciples by the washing of their feet. A beautiful display of Christ’s love for His Disciples and a model to follow as well as His undying humility. I have been in retreats where the washing of feet took place and I can tell you it is a powerful act of humility and respect for your Brothers and Sisters in Christ. I would have to say it was probably one of the most moving and emotional times I have ever felt the Holy Spirit enter me when I had my feet washed by my good friend George Labelle in my very first Emmaus weekend. This big brute of a man towering over me bent down and washed my feet took away any feelings of hesitation of giving myself completely to a life of Christ. Right there and then my life was changed because a man instilled in me the love of Christ Jesus allowing me to understand how much I loved my love of He Who shed His Blood for me. To this day, a cherished memory I will always remember.
 
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to always have the humility to wash the feet of our brothers or sisters in Christ embracing the model Christ Himself gave us to follow. May our act of humble servitude guide us to be better proclaimers of His Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

You Must Concede

His hour came
His Father’s love
His Truth known
His Father’s call

His return set
His all shown
His love unconditional
His Will sewn

He rose complete
He washed feet
Disciples in awe
Disciples to seek

Inheritance with He
To shower succeed
Truth to see
For all Humanity

Done for you
Indeed I have
Model to be
You must concede

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 20, 2011 @ 5:18 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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