Spiritual Podiatry


Where do your feet lead you? Based on the accounts in the Gospels, you would have to imagine that Jesus’ feet were worn, calloused, and often dusty. He walked long paths everywhere He went. He walked more than 80 miles between His home area of Galilee to Jerusalem. He took the dusty road through Samaria, rather than the easier, more lush passages near the Jordan. He walked to the places the religious leaders didn’t go—among those who were not of the approved establishment—across to the Decapolis and to modern day Syria.

During a recent trip overseas, I saw some Malaysian friends. They are an incredible couple. He was born into a home that practiced Buddhist traditions, but came to follow Christ in college. From that point on, his feet have carried him many places to serve and bring the Good News of Jesus to others. In fact, he and his wife moved their family to Bangladesh to serve the people of that country, to use their skills to provide education opportunities, and to bring the Good News of Jesus into that desperate country.

Isaiah 52:7 says, “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’”

Where do your feet take you each day? Do you see your travels, short or long, as taking you places as a representative of Jesus? Do your feet ever take you along paths that are questionable or not helpful to your soul?

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