The day before. 

Before the feast of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. -John 13: 1

I will rise from supper, and take off my outer garment. I hold a towel and tie it around my waist. 

I will wash your feet. I will kneel before you, and wash your feet. 

It is a sign of honor. Reverance. Humility. 



One of you does not understand.

“What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” I tell him.

I tell you I will suffer.

I take the bread and I bless it, I break it…

This is my body, which will be given up for you; do this in memory of me.”

I do the same with the cup of wine after they have eaten…

This is the covenant of my blood, which will be shed for you.” 

A covenant. A promise. 

We sit at a table. 

And he is there too. 

The one who will betray me. 

You argue about who it might be.

But I already know. I have washed his feet.

One will betray, and some will deny me. 

I have broken bread, before my body is broken. 

I have shared the cup, before my blood is spilled. 

And I have knelt at your feet. 

Long before I was born…it was foretold in Isaiah.

Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes  his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
    he will see the light of life  and be satisfied, 
by his knowledge, my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.

My entire life has led to this…years of prophecy…

To my Mother by a Man named Simeon in the temple…

Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and be a sign that will be contradicted(and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.” 

My entire life- a life in a world that wasn’t mine, but was surround by my people. People I loved. So deeply that I would give my all.

I have performed miracles. I have fasted. I have known this was coming. And soon I will be with my Father. 

The Passover. 

Washing the Feet. 

The Last Supper. 

The Agony

…it has begun. 


Verses used: John 13: 1. John 13:7 (washing of feet) Luke 22: 19-20 (last supper) Isaiah 53: 1- 12(the prophecy) Luke 3: 34-35