- “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me” (John 13:8).
Everything begins here. If we can have relationship with God, we must be washed. We must be cleansed so that we can engage a perfectly holy and righteous God. But what may be most difficult is realizing what must happen for such cleansing to occur–Jesus must die! In this moment, Peter finds it difficult to allow Jesus to lower Himself to the role of a foot-washing servant. Imagine how difficult he will find it to allow Jesus to die in his place. If Jesus as servant is unacceptable to this fisherman, surely Jesus as sacrificial Lamb is even more frightening. How it must humble us to realize what He has done for us.