Daily Cleansing By Charles Haddon Spurgeon John 13:5 5After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. The Lord Jesus loves His people so much, that every day he is still doing for them much that is anlogues to washing their soiled feet. Their poorest actions he accepts , their deepest sorrow he feels, their slenderest wish he hears , and their every transgression he forgives . He is still their servant as well as the Friend and Master ...... Humbly , patiently , he yet goes about among his people with the basin and the towel . He does this when he puts away from us day by day our constant infirmities and sins..... It is a great act of eternal love when Christ once for all absolves the sinner , and puts him into the family of God ; but what condescending patience there is when the Saviour with much long - suffering bears the oft recurring follies of his wayward disciples ; day by day and hour by hour , washing way the multiplied transgressions of his erring but yet beloved child .... While we find comfort and peace in our Lord's daily cleansing its legitimate influence upon us will be to increase our watchfulness , and quicken our desire for holiness . Is it so ?