Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
How many times have you not realized what God was doing? This question is probably one we could all identify with but for Jesus to make the statement to the disciples just prior to the foot washing was not only be symbolic but it would characterize the entire three years the disciples spent with Jesus. It was the Passover week and Jesus was coming to the end of his physical presence with the disciples. He was preparing them yet again to carry on without him. No matter how many times Jesus said, "you will not always have me" or "I am going away", the disciples didn't get it.
And what does Jesus' statement have to do with us? Everything! We, like the disciples may not realize what the Lord is doing in the atmosphere, people around us or even within us individually but we usually get it later after it all comes together. It's like working on a huge puzzle and one hasn't seen the front of the box to view the finished product. All they know is to look for the pieces that fit together and connect them. Even halfway through the puzzle it may look one way but it's not until three quarters of the way to completion that it all makes sense. It's like having an "aha" moment. It's at that time the Lord has taken the blinders off so we can see his surprise. Does something feel different to you in the atmosphere but you can't put your finger on it? Are you getting the feeling like something is different in you or even others around you? You're right! The Lord is creating another surprise. Don't worry, just follow Jesus and you'll get it later.
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