How beautiful are the feet ...

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!” But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ. -Romans 10:14-17 NLT

There is a religious tendency to read these verses and ponder the words "evangelist" and "missionary". For sure many with those callings have gone forth with this message of beautiful feet emblazoned on their minds. Yet I wonder if we have somehow interpreted these words incorrectly? I guess it depends on what we believe about the Good News of Christ. Do we see it simply as a way to escape hell when we die or do we see it as as way to escape hell on earth too.

My thinking is that it is both. With each word that we speak and each act we do we testify of the influence that Christ has had in our lives. Jesus proclaimed that the good news was about binding up broken hearts, setting captives free and healing those in pain. I suggest that this gospel is so much more about the present than it is about the future. The feet of those who bear such news and do such things in the name of Jesus do indeed have beautiful feet.

Cause my feet to be beautiful today Lord. Cause them to take me to places of healing, liberty and love.


  1. Amen! We are all involved in bringing the good news that there is a real King, and that he calls us to follow him.

  2. So much more about the present than the future....I am seeing that, too.

    1. So true Ma. The turn or burn message sometimes works for a while but rarely lasts.


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