Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Day #1 Beautiful Feet

When I think about beauty, I'm gonna be honest and say I don't usually think about feet. I mean, even with the latest and greatest buffers and scrapers and files and soaks and polishes...mine still look wide...with a side of bunion. Truly, not my best feature. And of course add a case of a summertime flip flop addiction and you also add a side of plantar faciiatus...and maybe even a heel spur. It's ugly.

So, I always get a little tickled when I come across the verse in Isaiah 52:7 that says:

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.”

and the one in Romans 10:15 that says:

And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

But as I was thinking about all the things in the world that are beautiful...I thought about the people in my life that have taught me about the good news of Jesus Christ, the ministry personnel, both past and present that we have been honored to work with and the missionaries worldwide that are shouting these words to nations "Our God Reigns!" 

They're running the gospel to hospitals and schools and nursing homes and desserts and Sunday School classrooms and home groups. They're proclaiming to children and senior citizens and empty-nesters and newlyweds and homosexuals and cancer victims and liars and adulterers the Good News...the Gospel...the only hope. They are beautiful.

These are the feet of some of the many beautiful feet I know... They work more hours than they are paid for, they run on coffee and high speed internet....and they work inside our church body and outside, in our little community, to share the good news...the gospel...the greatest story ever told. They preach with their lives...they preach with their actions...and with the word of their testimonies.

Mitchell Nguyen- Mission's Director

Donnie South- Senior High Pastor

Cody Chester- Junior High Pastor

My hubby- Bruce Stinson- Pastor

Mike Hasten- Associate Pastor

Melinda Henderson- Children's Director

Loren Carter- Music Director

So, today...on day 1 of 31 Beautiful Things...I honor and thank those beautiful feet that keep our church running each week. Thanks for your endless hours of work, your good attitudes, your servant's hearts, your faith. Thank you for sharing your stories, your testimony, God's message each week. You are worth more than you will ever know. You're priceless...and your feet...well, they're beautiful.

Disclaimer: Beautiful feet belong to anyone who shares the gospel. You don't have to be called a minister or pastor or director of any church program to share your story of salvation...your testimony. If we all did that...there would be no need for spiritual pedicures, would there?

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