In John 13:5-20, we read of the famous account of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples. This passage is most often used and preached as an example of true servanthood, of being willing to make yourself nothing in order to serve God and other people. It is pointed out that Jesus told His disciples that He was providing an example for them (and us) to follow (13:15). While this is undoubtedly true, is this all that is being taught by Jesus in this well-known portion of Scripture? Or is there more to it than simply being an object lesson in humility? I believe there is more to this foot-washing scene than first meets the eye, much more in fact. While humbling oneself is certainly a lesson that can and should be taken away from this passage, I think there is a deeper point which is far more significant, yet largely overlooked.