Wash One Another's Feet
Written by Amanda Hawkins
Washing my husband's feet is an act of love and selflessness that brings me so much fulfillment and joy. It is an honor for me to please my husband.
When I read the story of Jesus washing His disciples feet in John 13, and the story of Mary washing Jesus' feet with her tears and her hair in Luke 7:38, I realize the importance and symbolism of washing each other's feet, as it says in John 13:14, 'If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.'
What you need:
- A shallow bucket
- Mint leaves or oil
- Anointing oil
- A towel
- A foot brush
- A foot stone
What you do:
I begin by filling a bucket or foot pan with warm/hot water, the temperature depends on my husband's mood.
I then add either peppermint leaves or peppermint oil into the water. (You could use tea tree, or whatever scent your husband enjoys.)
Place a towel under the pan.
Rub his feet in the water while they soak, and brush the bottoms of his feet with the soft bristle foot brush.
Continue to soak them and rub them until all of the callous on his heels are soft to the touch, (about 15 minutes if the water is hot,) and then take each foot out of the water one at a time, drying each with the towel.
Once they are dry, scrub calloused heels with the foot stone.
I say a silent prayer for my husband, and anoint his feet with the oil. (I have frankincense and myrrh anointing oil.)
Your husband will feel blessed, be refreshed, relaxed, and joyful. You will wonder why you haven't done this with your husband before. It is a beautiful service to perform for him, or even for a man to perform for his wife.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and that it brings you many blessings and much joy in your marriage.
Peace be with you, and a servant's heart, in the name of Jesus.