Beautiful Feet

Today’s reflection is by Beth Heath and based {loosely} on Isaiah 52:1-7.

When I think of beautiful things, different images come to mind, not a single one of them has anything to do with feet. Feet are not beautiful. Sometimes they are stinky and smelly. To be quite honest, they look a little funny. People spend a lot of time and money covering their feet.

Isaiah 52 reminds us though, when we bring good news, God takes the things that are stinky and smelly and makes them beautiful. I don’t think this verse is referring to smooth heels or perfectly manicured feet. The beautiful feet in Isaiah 52:7 are cracked from lots of walking to deliver the good news. These cracked feet are connected to beautiful people, created in the image of Christ, who are doing exactly what we were created for. These feet are walking with Christ and sharing the Good News: Christ is our hope. That is loving God and loving others.

Today look for ways to be who you are in Christ. Look for ways to have beautiful feet and bring good news of hope to those around you.

Heath penned this for Devotions for Daily Living, a publication of the Church of the Nazarene. Beth and her husband Joe are missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene serving on the Africa South Field in Johannesburg, and traveling  around the field in South Africa, Eswatini (Swaziland), Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Madagascar. Their ministries on the field include coordinating field work and witness, finances, administration, and teaching and training. Beth received a BA in Theology from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2004 and her Masters of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2011. She is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Joe received a BA from Eastern Nazarene College in 2000. They were married June 29, 2013, and have one child, Peter James, born June 13, 2015.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: A smile is a language even a baby understands. It costs nothing but it creates much. It happens in a flash but the memory of it may last forever. Keep smiling.

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