“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.””
These verses prelude a wonderful story.
I would like to introduce my cousin Dave Brosh. Dave was very close to God and his Spirit shined like a bright star in the night. Everywhere I went, people constantly asked me if I knew Dave Brosh. They loved him. He just had a way about him that attracted people like bees to honey. Although I think I met him once, I knew what a great person he was just by the fact everyone spoke well of him. He was a teacher, active in his Church, loved minor league baseball, helped others when he could and had nothing but good to say about other people. He loved them and they loved him. Above all, he had a deep love for Jesus Christ and his Heavenly Father.
In his early 40’s Dave was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer. He had the worse form possible. He was terminal. I understand he was strong throughout and had a glowing peace on his face. His faith in Christ and his Heavenly Father never wavered.
What really grabbed me was one of his last words were:
What does it mean when Jesus is washing your feet?
Wow, what a powerful statement!
So, Dave is a living testament to the power of Christ. I do believe that day Christ did wash his feet to comfort and tell him he is greatly loved. What an honor and hearing stories like this drive me to dream of getting my feet washed by Christ one day.
In memory of Him, I would like to share where the Dave Brosh field is located.
This is simply a token of how he is loved and remembered by both God and his neighbors.
by Kent Brosh - Calgary, Alberta - Canada
@ Kawaiahao Blog Contributor