Happy New Year! It's January 1, 2010, and I celebrated this morning (beccause I fell asleep last night before 10pm) by shaving my legs and putting on a clean bra. It feels great to have a fresh start. Oh, and I scrubbed my feet. That feels great too.
Have you ever scrubbed your own feet? I think that's why a pedicure feels sooooooo good; I mean it's nice to have pretty toes, but when they've scrubbed the rough edges off... It feels amazing afterward. It's been a while since I've had my feet done. I opted this year for the ever-practical gift of new underwear instead of my regular gift certificate to get pampered. Too bad for my feet, but boy I do love my new undies!
Back to feet--have you ever scrubbed your feet after you slept in socks (I mean the socks you wore the whole day and climbed in to bed with)? They get clausterphobic down there. It's refreshing when the socks come off, but how much better it feels when the poor feet get washed off. And then when I intentionally dry in between my toes...I'm a new woman.
And so I'm off to a fresh start for the new year.
Remember reading when Jesus washed his disciples' feet? What an act of servanthood, first of all. But how they must have felt, physically, like new people. I mean, their feet were abused much more than ours--they. walked. everywhere. In sandals. And didn't bathe as often as we do. And Jesus washed them clean. Imagine the contrast they must have felt. I wonder if they got it that he does that for our hearts when we have faith and trust in Him?
I hope I realize the contrast and live the contrast better this year.