“Do you understand what I have done for you?” John 13:12
There they sat — the Twelve — with their sparkly clean feet.
Jesus had just gone around the table with a basin and a towel, washing off the muck and the crud with His own hands.
Even the feet of Judas, the betrayer — perhaps the first to be dipped in the water, making it dark and cloudy.
Even the feet of Peter, the resistant — perhaps the last to slough off his grime in the muddy basin.
Even the other ten — perhaps exchanging uneasy glances, but offering no words of opposition or appreciation.
They didn’t understand.
But by the time John wrote about that night in his gospel account, he fully grasped its significance.
“Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.” (v. 1)
Lord, help me to comprehend how far Your love extends — how long, how wide, how deep, how high. And to experience this love for myself, though it is so great that I will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it.