Don't Reject His Work!
Then, Lord,â€ť Simon Peter replied, â€śnot just my feet but my hands
and my head as well!â€ť - John 13:9
read about the washing of Peter's feet, we think about servanthood and try to
glean insights from that perspective on how we too, should be serving others.
story serves another purpose in demonstrating how we should respond to God when
He does something new. Radical as it may sound, He loves to use â€śturn the
tablesâ€ť and invert pyramidal structures of hierarchy. Just think about it - in
just one act of feet washing, He addressed the mental construct in the
disciples' minds regarding things that they considered â€śbeneath themâ€ť; taking
the â€śfoolish things to confound the wiseâ€ť!
element of novelty or a tinge of radicality is introduced by God, we can, like
Peter, reject that work because we do not fully understand it. However, Jesus
is telling us the same thing He told Peter, â€śYou do not realise what I am
doing, but later, you will understand (v7)â€ť.
What this means is that we are to let Him do what He is doing first and
then the understanding will flow at a later stage.
I like what Pastor
Dean said about â€śremaining a noviceâ€ť, seeking for more and you will be filled.
The hindrances to growth are our pride and mindset, so let's adopt this mantra
especially to the things of God:
â€śStay hungry, stay foolishâ€ť Steve