"He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet."
Jesus said this to Peter after he told Him he didn't want Him to wash his feet. Jesus said if He didn't wash his feet then Peter would have no place in Him. So Peter told Him to go ahead and to wash his hands and head too! Jesus then made this statement--he who has bathed needs only to wash his feet. Once a person has bathed, he doesn't need his whole body to be bathed again, but he may need his feet washed from time to time. Our feet get dirty from our travels through life on this earth. The dusty places that our journey take us to sometimes need to be washed off. Peter thought he wasn't worthy to have Jesus wash his feet, but Jesus is the only one worthy to wash our feet. No one else can do it. No one else overcame in every way like He did. Thank God that Jesus is both able and willing to wash us completely clean! A little later that same night, Jesus told them that they were clean because of the words He had spoken to them. The next time your feet are a little dirty, go to the Word--living and written--and receive the foot washing that only He can give!