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How Beautiful Are The Feet

Last night I went to pray a blessing for my youngest daughter as I do each night, she stuck her foot out at me from her loft bed, and I grasped her foot as I prayed a blessing. Then this morning, those same feet had shoes on ready for school and she was placing those unclean shoes on some things that were meant to be clean. I was a bit perturbed, but later as I was reading the following passage it was feet that the Lord was highlighting:

“and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭4‬:‭35‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I was reminded that these were the same feet Jesus personally washed only a few months previously. Such that the disciples needed to receive the intimate love of our Suffering Savior in the humble act of washing feet, that they too could go forth to humbly minister to our King Jesus.

““No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”” ‭‭John‬ ‭13‬:‭8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Later in the morning, I found my eyes fixed on a painting of feet being washed by Jesus before partaking in the Eucharist with other students at Asbury Seminary.

Photo of painting at Asbury Theological Seminary

In the scripture reading during the Eucharist service, you guessed it, feet again:

“As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭15b ESV‬

As I returned to my home to study, I began to reflect on the some of the many references to feet in the scriptures. Along the way, I was prompted to visit a friend who had missed the first week of class due to COVID. I knocked on his door, and after we shared a bit with each other, I told this may sound weird, but may I anoint your feet with oil and pray for you. He gladly received and also shared how he recalled a message in which the preacher focused on feet throughout the scriptures and reminded me that God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet (Psalm 119:105). We had a sweet time with the Lord.

Thank you Father for this reminder of how you are always speaking, even when shoes seem to be in the wrong place. Thank you Jesus that you have personally fitted our feet with your gospel of peace. Thank you Holy Spirit that your wind, breathes life into the Word of God that we can have a warm lamp for our feet and that the path in which Jesus leads us on is anointed holy ground. Praying in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Chance is an Inspire Missioner currently living in Kentucky, USA

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