“And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” — Romans 10:15
Most of us can agree that feet are gross. They are typically cooped up in sweaty socks and sneakers. Sometimes we caress our feet after a hard day, and some people even get their feet massaged and well-manicured by pedicures.
As a dad of teenagers who are very active in sports, there is almost nothing worse than when I pick up my daughter and her teammates from volleyball practice and they take off their shoes in the car. I had to drive with my window down one 20-degree night because of the stench of sweaty feet.
However, Scripture mentions the “feet of those who bring good news” in another light. As Paul is communicating with the believers in Rome, he reminds them of the calling each of us have in sharing the Good News of Jesus. As he encourages believers to verbally share the salvation story, he reminds them of Isaiah’s ancient words affirming those who step out in faith and tell others about Jesus. Paul writes in Romans 10:15, “As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’”
Many of us can feel awkward sharing our faith. Typically, it’s not that we don’t want to, we are just nervous about how we will be received. God knows this about us and wants us to know there is no greater effort than sharing our faith. God looks affectionately to those who do share their faith and declares them beautiful.
— Reza Zadeh, Denver Broncos chaplain
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