Thou Shalt Know Hereafter…
Most of the people we encounter probably have a little Simon Peter in them. At times we think we know something when, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Remember John the Baptist argued with Jesus when Jesus arrived at the Jordan to be baptized. John, mistakenly, believed that Jesus Christ should baptize him when the exact opposite was the truth.
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. ~ Matthew 3:14-15 KJB
We take things at face value and believe what we are seeing, hearing or experiencing is what the truth is to be. Well, with Jesus it’s not always as it appears, sounds or acts. We learn, time and again, the exact opposite to be true. Kinda like our corporate media today. Whatever is said on TV or radio is usually the exact opposite of the truth.
Jesus and the Disciples are at the table in the Upper Room during the Last Supper. Jesus begins washing the feet of the Disciples when He approaches Simon Peter. This is when we see, once again, how our human perception gets in the way of the Truth.
Simon Peter sees what’s happening and understands the ceremony Jesus is conducting with all the Brothers, but Simon Peter believes, as John the Baptist believed, it is being done backwards.
Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. ~ John 13:6-7 KJB
Simon Peter is already leery of what Jesus is doing and is attempting to correct Jesus in what He is doing. Jesus, knowing everything before it happens, shuts down Simon Peter and reminds him that in short order he, too, will understand but for the moment it is time to learn. We need to cool our heals and, sometimes, allow things to play out before we stop the miracle in action. What we see as something completely wrong, or backwards, could be exactly what is needed in order for the miracle, the majesty, the Glory of God to reign down upon our lives.
Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. ~ John 13:8-9 KJB
Just because we don’t understand what is happening, and it feels as if the world is coming to an end, doesn’t mean anything. It could mean the current situation had to end in order for the blessing to shower ones life. It could mean that what appeared to be beautiful had to end as it was blocking the beauty of God and the Glory of God from our life.We just need to let go and let God.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.