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!” Isaiah 52:7
Maybe I speak for myself but if God calls even my FEET beautiful, He must REALLY love me! I mean, I paint my toes along with the rest of female race but in my case it’s a hopeful attempt to at least make them presentable pool side, but now that I’m thinking of it, maybe that just draws more attention?! Either way it’s the effort that counts more than the end result right?! In general though, feet are not thought of as “beautiful”. I mean they don’t even smell beautiful and after years of shoving mine into pointe shoes some might even describe them as distorted of which no amount of polish can hide! However I’m grateful they still get me from point A to point B successfully! And if on a mountain bringing His good news is where they appear beautiful, that is where I need to be!
If God can call feet beautiful I’m reminded He’s not looking for a perfect life, just a blameless one. Psalm 19:12-13 states, Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression. Because of the cross, we can have forgiveness through Jesus! We will never be without need of the covering of His blood our entire lives if we are to live blameless.
Then in Philippians 2:14-16 it says, Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God with out fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like the stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life – in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I didn’t run or labor for nothing. So to live blameless is a choice, just like I can choose fear and worry and pray for “easy” in my life. OR I can choose faith and trust in spite of doubts and insecurities and pray that my life count for something bigger than me… and my “toes”.
Within that last verse it said you can shine like the stars in the universe as you hold out the Word of life! A shining star is pretty beautiful right! In His Word located in Ephesians 1:3-6 we can find 5 things to match the five points in a shining star that God says you and I, beautifully are! Vs.3 Blessed! Vs.4 Chosen! Vs.5 Adopted as His child! Vs. 6 Accepted! Vs. 7 Redeemed and forgiven! You shine girl!! Beautifully so, feet and all!! He lavished His grace on you and I and vs. 8 says with all wisdom and understanding! He knows us better than we know ourselves and yet He still loves us truly, madly, deeply, He sees beauty, He sees a shining star, imperfect yet with the ability to shine blamelessly in Him!!
Jesus help us to believe we are who You say we are, beautiful shining stars designed with a specifically individualized purpose so that we are not in competition with the next star over. We are to proclaim the good news of You from the “mountain tops”, from the jobs and locations you have us placed for the display of Your splendor at such a time as this. Help us to remember You are not expecting perfection but that we will need the covering of Your blood our entire lives in order to shine as beautifully as you intended. We thank You for our unearned seat at Your table! As we receive and believe these truths You speak over us help us to faithfully and freely proclaim them… on blamelessly beautiful feet!
I wonder if they sell a polish in “Blamelessly Beautiful”?! I think I’d buy stock if they did!
Independent Read: Psalm 19:14, Psalm 139:14, 23-24, Eph. 2:4-10, John 3:16