Feet: Ugly or Beautiful?
The funniest looking part of the human body.
A foot shoots out from the ankle at an angle. A stubby, bulbous part called the heel is just kinda there. On the other end are five scrawny, boney looking things, all of which hardly line up and sometimes even do twists and turns. On top of all of that, they sometimes smell. Did God make a mistake?
Hardly. He calls these things beautiful. BEAUTIFUL!
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” (Isaiah 52:7)
And Paul doubles down on Isaiah’s words in Romans 10:15:
“And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
At Pure & Faultless, we love “being the hands and feet of Jesus to a broken world.” It’s easy to conceive how our hands can be a blessing. They can be a blessing on the other side of the earth by simply pulling out a checkbook and writing a check. By wrapping a care package that will be sent to a woman in Africa who questions if anyone cares. By lifting them up within a circle of believers who are praying for restoration across the sea.
But feet are different. As Isaiah and Paul write, they go somewhere! They may look funny, but feet take us where God wants us to be a blessing. Jesus couldn’t go everywhere when He walked this earth, but today, He wants to insert His feet into ours, so to speak, to get them moving to where He can reach someone who desperately needs HIM!
His feet within yours. Moving. Going. Blessing. “Bringing good news” and “glad tidings” and “PEACE!”
As I prepare to fly to Uganda and Rwanda to be a blessing, I go to scout out how you can be a blessing. Yes, YOU! Whether it’s going on a Pure & Faultless short-term mission or planting yourself on the mission field for a longer season, those feet of yours are set apart.
You may be reading this thinking that your hands have been a wonderful blessing to so many people over the years, but your feet have not ventured out. Oh, perhaps they’ve ventured to a local homeless shelter or to the inner city where you live. But is the Father tugging at you to take those feet to a far away place?
There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” That first step can be the hardest, especially if it’s the first foot you put down on a plane. But the blessings are yet to come!
For our Jesus who loves us all very dearly.