How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 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 they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:14-17
When I look at my feet, the last word that comes to my mind is beautiful. In fact a quick poll of my family would second that opinion. No, from a human standpoint my feet fall far short of beautiful. But to God not only are my feet beautiful but all of me. When we accept Christ as our Lord we are then commanded to spread the good news.
There are many ways to do this but the best and I think the most important way is how we live. How do others see us? It does not matter what we say or how eloquent we are, if our actions do not support our word we lose our credibility with those we are trying to reach. And those who don’t hear our word but only see our actions, how will they see Christ?
We must always endeavor to have our actions correspond to our belief. Will we fail, yes, always? But we always need to get back up and try again to live as God would have us. We also need o remember, when we speak, that we are all just struggling pilgrims not the perfection we seek to obtain. That God is working in us to perfect us but we are not there yet. We still occupy sinful flesh. Still we must continue to struggle to make our actions and our words agree.
So use those beautiful feet God gave you to spread the Good News. Let everybody know the glory of God that can be theirs just for the asking.
Have a blessed day,