Outreach Talk: Beautiful Feet

When we talk about biblical feet, we are talking about some pretty nasty stuff. The most common footwear were sandals, if anything at all. Automatically that means that most people have some pretty dusty, dirty feet considering Irael’s terrain. Add in the fact that the streets took the role of waste management and we have some dusty, dirty, disgusting feet. Just straight up gross.

[It is totally weird to think about Jesus having disgusting feet]

Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!”

Ok, so we know already that this messenger’s feet had to have been disgusting from regular life and now he has gone to the mountains with more dirt. It is these disgusting feet that God decides to point out are beautiful. Why? The answer is great news for us!

God ultimately values actively spreading the Gospel over any imperfections we may have. In fact, the most disgusting parts of us (like nasty feet) God sees as beautiful if we are using them in a way that will help advance his Kingdom. Have a dark past? Use it to spread the Gospel. Have a physical disability? Use it to spread the Gospel. You think ____ is the worst part of you? Use it to spread the Gospel.

Are you getting it?

God created you, sent His Son to save you from death, and is overjoyed when you spread that message to others. Even the parts of you that are the worst, God sees as beautiful. Doing outreach does not require you to be perfect, it just requires you to go.

Take your dirty feet and go proclaim the Good News!

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