I remember it like yesterday. Mom, Dad, and my six brothers and sisters all gathered in a small living room around the TV to watch it at night. These were the times when the whole family would gather around one tv in the house and 4 channels. Compact living and close together. As an 8-year-old kid, the normal daily grind was school, play, and non-stop movement. I kicked my shoes off and laid down in the middle of the living room to join them. That didn’t last long. “What is that smell!” yelled my Mom. I was immediately banished to go wash my feet and missed that Happy Days episode.

Do you know who has beautiful feet? Paul reminds us of this by quoting Isaiah. “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring the Good News!” (Romans 10:15 New Living Translation) In his letter, Paul has outlined the need for repentance, the gospel message of salvation for all, and the incredible eternal benefits of this gift during the first 10 chapters. Now he tells us how the message is communicated.

For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent?

Having beautiful feet doesn’t require new shoes, expensive perfume, or an expensive pedicure (although they all might be nice). They are not reserved only for the super-spiritual, those that are in professional ministry, or those serving missionally in the most remote places on earth. Missio Dei invites each one of us to participate with Him to reconcile His children.  That can involve knowledge of God’s mission and telling the story, praying for our brothers and sisters from EFCC attempting to reach the unreached, sharing the good news with a coworker, or funding efforts of global missions organizations.

Prayer: Father in heaven. We acknowledge and praise you for who you are and desire for all the lost to be saved. Please Lord, please use us, all of us, in any way you see fit to accomplish your mission. Father, you have put others in our path that have shared the gospel; may you use us to do the same for others…..may you bless us with beautiful feet to share your Good News.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Todd Hoyt
Global Outreach Council

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