“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 they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!'”
“How beautiful the hands that served
The wine and the bread and the sons of the earth.
How beautiful, the feet that walked
The long, dusty roads and the hill to the cross.
How beautiful, how beautiful,
How beautiful is the body of Christ.”
~How Beautiful Words and music by Twila Paris
I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually think much about feet except that they’re stinky. But when you really think about it, feet are a very important part of our body. We wouldn’t get far without them.
Whenever I read this verse in Romans, I always think of Twila Paris’ song. Even though the verse and the song aren’t talking about exactly the same thing, they do have something in common–the mission that is accomplished using the feet. How beautiful are the feet that walked to the cross, where our Savior then suffered and died for our sins. How beautiful are the feet that share Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him.
Our feet may be stinky, but they are beautiful when we use them to accomplish great things for God.