Foundations: How Beautiful Are Your Feet?
How beautiful are your feet? Men, I am not asking about your Jordans, Sanuks or Rainbows (or crusty bunions and mangled toes), and ladies, I am not asking if you have recently had a foot bath and pedicure. As a matter of fact, I don’t care about the physical appearance of your feet at all. Scripture tells us that those who preach the good news of salvation in Christ have beautiful feet (Is. 52:7; Rom. 10:15). So, how beautiful are your feet?
We should all have beautiful feet. Christ’s expectation is that all his disciples would tell of the great news, make disciples among all nations, baptize them in the name of the triune God and teach them to obey Christ (Matt. 28:18-20). How will people know of the good news they are to believe unless someone tells them (Rom. 10:15)? God uses his children to reach his children. God uses you and I to share Christ so that the lost may know and believe in him who offers forgiveness of sins and new life.
God has given us the authority and power to accomplish his mission. We go not on our own authority or power. It is the Holy Spirit that powerfully works to bring forth the fruit of new life. We may plant the initial seed of the gospel, or we may be one who waters, but it is God who gives the growth (1 Cor. 3:5-9). Therefore, we must faithfully and abundantly sow the seed of the gospel trusting the Lord to work and give growth.
Redemption Hill Church sees its task here in Medford as vitally important in Christ’s mission of making disciples among all nations. Each day we are seeking to remember the infinite value of the immortal soul. This is on our hearts and minds as we share our lives and the good news with our neighbors, landlords and co-workers. God is already allowing us to share our story of moving to Boston and the hope we have in Christ. As we see people come to new life in Christ we desire not to plant just Redemption Hill Church but also many churches in New England and around the world. Our aim is to be disciple makers of disciple makers. This necessitates a willingness and even eagerness to send people out.
We will also celebrate new life in Christ and make much of sending out of disciples as they move away from greater Boston. Because of the transient nature of Boston we must be faithful to raise up disciples to be sent out as disciple makers upon graduation or with job transfers. We will be blessed to have opportunities to make disciples of peoples from across the globe that can be sent back to reach the places from which they have come.
So the challenge comes in being faithful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We must ask ourselves: Will we be known as people with beautiful feet? Will we bear the good news of Christ? Will you do the same whether you’re in Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Memphis, or Tokyo? Because “faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ (Rom. 10:17),” I echo these thoughts of Lecrae:
I pray to God you’d be burdened for beautiful feet
Go, go, go (run with those beautiful feet)
Go, go, go
You hold the truth that saves so run and shout it to the world
They can’t believe in something they ain’t never heard
Go, go, go and run with those beautiful feet