“Jesus answered him, ‘What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.’” John 13:7
Jesus did the unimaginable, the unthinkable, as He rose from the meal He shared with His disciples to take on the role of a servant by washing His disciple’s feet. If Peter’s words reflected what the others were thinking but were too afraid to say out loud then His disciples must have thought that there was some mistake. “How can Jesus do this? I don’t understand. What is going on here?” But there was no mistake at all. Jesus acknowledged that Peter, and probably the others, did not understand what He was doing but that they would understand in time. In the same way, we sometimes don’t understand what God is doing. It seems to make no sense at all. Even so, hear His voice today as He lovingly tells you “…afterward you will understand.”
- Heavenly Father, I often times do not understand what You are up to. Please reveal to me, in Your timing, how You are working in my life, my family, church, and surroundings. Bless me in being reminded of Your presence and love.