Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” John 13:7
Why would Jesus, King of Kings, God in the Flesh, wash the feet of his own disciples? Why would the one who has all power and authority over Heaven and Earth, lower himself to a servant? Jesus was leading by example. He showed us what pure love and humility truly is. Unless we deny ourselves, hence get over ourselves, we can never truly be a disciple of Christ
Just as Jesus did at the cross, nobody realized what he was doing, but they understood later. He lowered himself below the angels, to sacrifice and serve us, to redeem the human race.
“No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” John 13:8
Peters reaction is probably the same we would have. If you were face to face with Jesus, you would probably bow down out of respect. But instead Jesus washed your feet, why would the Son of God do this? Because God loves you enough he wants to save you
Unless we accept Jesus sacrifice at the cross, his washing of our sins, we will have no part of God. We can only be saved by royal blood of Jesus Christ. So look at the washing of his disciple’s feet as symbolic to Jesus washing away your sins. The greatest love was displayed at the cross in Jesus Name Amen