[Verse 6] Simon Peter: Lord, do you wash my feet?
[Verse 7] Jesus: What I am doing, you do not understand now but afterward you will understand.
[Verse 8] Simon Peter: You shall never wash my feet!
Jesus: If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.
[Verse 9] Simon Peter: Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!
How beautiful it is that Jesus, The One the King of Kings sent to save the world, willingly died on the cross so that we may live? A love like no other. A love filled with so much grace that even when there are times we do not understand how deeply-rooted it is in our very core, it is there and no one and nothing can take it away from us. We only need to grab it because it is ours for the taking.
In this conversation between Jesus and Simon Peter, I realized that in all the secrecy of our sins, in order for us to be clean, Jesus washes our feet.
I have a very good friend who just recently got broken-hearted. I listened to her painful sobs while she said that the decision was made because it has to be. It was a relationship that is not right for both of them. But I know, it was God who made the break-up happen because He loves them so much that He had to wash their feet (sins).
Most of the time, we do not want to let Him wash our feet (Simon said he “You shall never wash my feet!”) because of embarrassment that we want to hide from Him, or because we like the sin so much that we are not willing to give it up, or we are afraid of the change of lifestyle and the list goes on. But God explains again and again and again that if we want Him in our life, He has to wash us. And boy was He always right!
I remember that in all my past relationships, I have prayed at some point, that if it is not what He wants for me (I know it wasn’t the one He wanted for me, EVERY TIME, hahaha!), that He should take it away from me. I knew it was going to hurt like the world have fallen on me, but I knew it has to be done. It had to be done. And at first I did not understand why it had to end, but I see the purpose afterwards (see verse 7).