How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of the messenger who brings good news,
the good news of peace and salvation,
the news that the God of Israel reigns! Isaiah 52:7 (NLT)
How can feet be beautiful? Sure, there are some people who have very elegant looking feet. They are shaped well, no callouses and weird bumps but it’s kind of unusual. We often try to hide our feet or cover them up with fancy shoes or polish.
But the Bible says feet are beautiful. Not just any feet. The feet of the messenger who brings the good news of Jesus. And really, if you think about it, Jesus had the most beautiful feet of all. His feet traveled miles on dusty roads sharing the Good News with people. His feet eventually had a spike driven through them to seal the deal. Those feet that were pierced and bleeding are beautiful.
Are your feet beautiful? Are they running all over your neighborhood or community sharing love and kindness with people? Are they tired and achy because they’ve stood all day helping someone who needed help? Are they sitting next to someone in need as you hold their hand?
How will people ever know about Jesus and how beautiful his feet were if we don’t tell them? Romans 10:14-15 says:
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”
I want to have beautiful feet. Not because I polished them and made them acceptable for human eyes but because they are imitating Jesus feet in service.