DailyRead-Art-wlogoReading: John 13:1-38

Focus: John 13: 7
Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

Have you ever asked “why”? Why is this happening to me? Why would God allow me to go through this? Why God? We are people of reason and are always seeking an explanation, this is natural. So I am certain most, if not all, have asked God “why.”

John 13 gives an account of the last supper. Jesus is breaking bread one final time before his crucifixion. At the feast, Jesus begins the celebrations agenda by washing the disciples feet. Most of you know the significance of washing someone’s feet. It demonstrates humility and the purest definition of a servant.

When it came time for Simon Peter’s feet to be washed, he questioned Jesus. Verse 6,

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 

How many of us have questioned Jesus/God? Just as we don’t understand what God does in our lives sometimes, Simon Peter also did not understand what Jesus was doing. We see Jesus’ response in verse 7,

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” 

In the moment, Simon Peter did not understand. In the moment, we do not understand the ways of our Heavenly Father. The second half of verse 7 says, “but later you will understand.”  Simon Peter and all the disciples will understand later, just as we will understand later.

Have you ever been through something that frustrated you? Something hat had you questioning why God would let that happen? Look back on that “something.” Sometimes we come to an understanding about the “why.” We rarely see what God is doing in the moment, but after we get through it, many times we can look back and see the power of God in our life. 

Prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father, I surrender to your will. I put my trust in the plans that you have for my life and not my own agenda. God, guide my path. Protect me from evil. Give me strength to preserver all that life throws at me. I put my trust in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

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