Guest Blogger bio: Kenny Werner is a part of thElement Student Ministry. He’s a juniorÂ in high school and one of the most talented drummers I’ve ever seen. Â Kenny uses his talents as the drummer for the worship band Bellarive. Â I love his thoughts on God and The Church and am stoked to share them here.
â€œBut after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. â€œ
I find myself rather cynical and not in as good a mood as society says I should be in at Christmas time. I did not feel the urge to decorate anything. I feel like the Christmas season is almost a chore to me. The whole commercialization of it really bothers me, but thatâ€™s not important right now.
I was venting to God about how tired I was of the disregard for Jesus on Christmas and asking him what was wrong with me that I wasnâ€™t feeling particularly happy or cheerful. Then I read the first three chapters of Matthew, and I came across Matthew 3:11. The ideas in this verse blow my mind.
First of all, being baptized with fire is a ridiculous concept. I would have loved to be at Pentecost, but only slightly more importantâ€¦
â€œBut after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carryâ€¦â€ Jesus did allow John to baptize him, to serve him. I wondered if there would be an opportunity for me to wash Jesusâ€™ feet in heaven. What If everyone had that opportunity?
As I was pondering the possibility of someday washing Jesusâ€™ feet, I realized that this amazing opportunity is already ours! â€œWhatever you do for the least of these, you do for meâ€ Jesus said. Jesus gave us 6,692,030,277 pairs of feet to wash, and counting. He understood our desire to love, and he has given us an amazing opportunity to fulfill that God given desire. So I urge you to serve others in all seasons.
There is no time like the present to wash His feet.
- Kenny Werner
Check out Kenny doing his thing with Bellarive