The Word Among Us

February 2019 Issue

Unless I Wash You . . .

Jesus came, not to be served, but to serve.

Unless I Wash You . . .: Jesus came, not to be served, but to serve.

Peter thought he had seen it all. His time with Jesus had stretched him in many ways, but this? This was just too much. Jesus, the man he had called the “Holy One of God,” wanted to wash his feet (John 6:69). How could Peter possibly let his Master do that? If anything, Peter should be doing the washing. So Peter protested, “You will never wash my feet” (13:8).

We might chuckle at Peter. “There he goes again! The impetuous fisherman who always acts before he thinks.” But there is more going on...

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