Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

He Took a Towel


Jesus took a towel and met with me one day.

“Will you let me wash your feet before you go your way?

Before you begin the work I’ve called you to do—

Before you yield your body my power and love flow through.


Before you face another day knowing not what it will bring,

Will you let me wash your feet and cause your heart to sing?

Will you cease from all self-effort, come to me and rest—

Learn my yoke is easy, my will for you is best?


Will you let me wash your feet before you start your day?

Will you listen for my voice—my will and way?”


“Not only my feet…my head, hands and heart.”

© Glenda Mills 2014


He came to 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”—John 13:6 ESV.


12 thoughts on “He Took a Towel

  1. Thanks, I love this poem!


  2. Yes! Yes! Thank you, Lord! Beautiful, Glenda!


  3. Moving! Thank you for this beautiful image of how God loves us – so much. Love you!


  4. This is just beautiful, Glenda. His will IS best 🙂 Blessings to you!


  5. “Let me wash your feet before you begin your day doing the work I’ve called you to,” spoke volumes to me. It is absolute truth because You just confirmed it after God taught me in a “far-off country that God has taken me to for ministry.(.hesitate to mention for their safety).
    When we washed the feet of the people, it was as if God said, ” Now…go and do likewise. ” He prepared their spirit, thru the washing and humbling, to go and be His hands and feet.
    Very powerful piece to me, Glenda!!
    God so wants us to come, spend time and therefore be prepared to minister to
    I know your words are straight from Him. Thank you!!


    • Sandy, This poem came quickly to my heart over 20 years ago. I asked the Lord to give me something to write to go with a painting David and Becky had given to Dave, called “the Servant”. So it came while we were at the shore, out in the middle of the ocean. The words were pouring into my mind, and I asked the Lord to bring back the words when I could write them down. Sure enough He was gracious to do so as soon as we got back to our room. I praise Him for letting me hear this so I could write it down. Glad it connected with your heart. Hugs!


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