Re: Verse reading–John 13:1-17; 31-38 (day two)
When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?”
Have you ever had one of those moments when something outrageous happens and you don’t have time to react other than present shock? The disciples must have been mortified, as evidenced by Peter’s statement, at the mere suggestion of Jesus humiliating himself by washing their feet. Jesus, of course, knew this. He therefore finished, gathered himself and let it sink in. Can you just imagine the squirming silence that filled that room? Once he returned to his place he wanted to make sure they processed correctly what had just taken place. Jesus had just demonstrated for them a new type of love: a love by service. He would continue to demonstrate this through his death and resurrection. He demonstrates his love. That statement alone is a defining characteristic of our Savior, he puts his love into action. Let’s get moving.