Beautiful Feet

From our General Director, Derek Maxwell:

The foot is one of the most overworked, underappreciated parts of the human body. I recently read that almost 25% of all bones in your body can be found in your feet.  In a single day, the average person takes 8000 to 10,000 steps, placing this complex network of bones and ligaments under tremendous strain. While God has made many beautiful things, perhaps we do not often consider the foot to be the most admired part of our body. However, in God’s eyes it is possible for all of us to have beautiful feet.

In the book of Romans [10:15] feet are described as ‘beautiful’. Of course, the focus there is not on the natural feet but rather on the message brought by them. Today we are constantly bombarded with many messages through media outlets and other platforms. During recent months the news has been dominated with the coronavirus outbreak which has had devastating effects across our world. But when we consider the Gospel, this good news is not just good news, it is great news. The force of the Greek word for Gospel, when translated, means that this news is ‘almost too good to be true’. In our world when something seems too good to be true, it usually is. But not so with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This news is true and incredible.

In recent editorials we have looked at Nehemiah as an informed, compassionate, and prayerful man. Now we find him as a man on a mission - a man moving for God! The information that was in Nehemiah’s head moved to his heart of compassion, then to his praying knees and then to his active feet. He is now in Jerusalem, the place where God wanted him to serve.  

People are still willing to serve God in the place of His choosing. During this year ‘beautiful feet’ are willing to go and herald the ‘good news’ of the Gospel. SGA’s sponsorship programme, ‘Supporting the 70’, is just one way this can be realised so that the Gospel can reach Orthodox populations in Eastern Europe, as well as the unreached people groups of Far East Russia and Central Asia.  We as a Mission believe that our anniversary celebrations can be the cause of real Gospel advance in Slavic nations, as missionary families who are being ‘sent by the Lord’, seek the lost and start new churches.

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The church’s command is not to ‘box in’ the message but to get this universal Gospel out into the hearts and lives of people near and far!

May our feet be beautiful, bringing us to God’s place of service to share the hope to which we are called!

You can read more about Supporting the 70 here!