How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” —Isaiah 52:7
As many were astonished at you— his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind— Isaiah 52:14
We don’t think of our feet too often, unless they are aching, but think of all they do. They carry the body’s weight around for a life-time. That’s a lot of miles! I read that the average person walks over 87,000 miles over their life span. Think of all that has taken place while walking all those miles! How many of those miles are used to share the gospel?
The above verse tells us that feet are beautiful of the one who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation. This is repeated 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!” People cannot believe the good news unless someone is sent to proclaim it— “for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:13-15).
Look at what Jesus went through for us! His body was so “”marred, beyond human semblance…” This is the love that He has for us. He left the glory of heaven and came to the earth He created to allow the inhabitants of that earth to brutally beat Him and crucify Him. He did all this because He loved us. He did all this so we could be forgiven of our sin. He did all this so we could have a relationship with Him. He did all this so we could serve Him. He did all this so we could be in heaven with Him after death.
Do you have beautiful feet? You do if you are bringing the gospel to the lost! May you and I be doing so. Let us have beautiful feet! May many of those 87,000 miles be used to bring the good news to those who desperately need to hear it.
Dear Father, may I truly have beautiful feet. Please guide my walking today to cross the paths of those who need to hear the gospel and may they be open to hearing and receiving it. May it be so!