John 13.6-9 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, ‚ÄúLord, do you wash my feet?‚Äù
Jesus answered him, ‚ÄúWhat I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.‚Äù
Peter said to him, ‚ÄúYou shall never wash my feet.‚Äù Jesus answered him, ‚ÄúIf I do not wash you, you have no share with me.‚Äù
Simon Peter said to him, ‚ÄúLord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!‚Äù
I can relate to Peter here. I will either deny Jesus‚Äô help, with an attitude of ‚ÄúI can figure this out/ do this myself.‚Äù or with the opposite ‚ÄúDO EVERYTHING!‚Äù Sometimes it‚Äôs a little too easy to not submit to God and just tell Him what we think needs to be done, as if the point is really getting our feet washed. The great thing I see here from Jesus is that He corrects Peter but then continues with the plan anyway. He doesn‚Äôt say, ‚ÄúSince you didn‚Äôt listen, you don‚Äôt get your feet washed‚Äù or anything like that. God has a deep enough keel to continue on the course regardless of our distracting demands or selfish zeal.