Monday, August 17, 2009

Lovely Feet?

Isaiah 52:7 "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!'"


While attending the Greater Philadelphia Writers Conference last week, a group of bloggers decided to get a picture. We stopped a passerby and asked them to please take the shot for us.

In a weird twist, Chatty Kelly said, "Now make sure you get a picture of our faces, not our feet!" Ironically, this was the picture that ensued! LOL! We all laughed and then tried again for the face shot.

As I looked at the photo, a song we sung in church years ago emerged in my mind. It was about the lovely feet of those who are spreading the good news of the gospel.

At that moment the song really hit home and I believe that this picture was NOT a mistake, but a revelation from God that we are the messengers of the good news of God's love. So now, this picture has become a treasure to me.

How about your feet? If you are sharing God's love with others than they are also beautiful.

19 comments:

SusanD said...

Thanks for sharing this. Years ago a pastor preached on this very thing. My husband says I have "girly" feet. hahaha I kinda like that. Blessings, SusanD

Kelly Combs said...

Talk about prophetic! I love it!

Terri Tiffany said...

Wonderful! I remember seeing this picture on one of the other blogger's site and thought how cool but I love what it can really mean:)
Hope I can be doing that all the time!

Yolanda said...

I totally agree with Kelly, very prophetic. And what a delightful surprise with your comment to me this morning. You might enjoy coming back to what God showed me this morning. Lovingly at Higher Grounds, Yolanda

Tammy said...

Have ever thought of my feet being a part of God's ministry. Great post,you got me thinking.

Greg C said...

My feet are doing quite well these days. I too think it was a sign. So I am going to guess you are the one in white and Kelly is wearing brown. Am I right?

Truth4thejourney said...

Greg,

Yep I'm wearing white and Kelly is next to me with her princess brown shoes. Clearly the dress code was to wear capri's. LOL! The one next to Kelly is Laurie and on the other side of me was Kelli.

Sonya

Jody Hedlund said...

Hi Sonya,

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog this morning! I love to get the chance to meet other writers! Looks like you were blessed to go to the conference and pair up with some fellow writers! We certainly need each other for the encouragement on this journey!

Rachel B said...

Great thoughts!

Rachel B said...

Great thoughts!

Leslie said...

See, there was a reason for this picture! I'm glad someone loves my feet and thinks they are beautiful! I sure don't!

Love and Hugs, Leslie

Laurie said...

I love it. And, just as my feet are in the picture I pray I would always be faithful to be amongst those messengers! Blessings sis,
Laurie

Julie Gillies said...

I love this picture, Sonya, and think it's God's way of telling all of you that you WILL be bringing good tidings...through your writing!

What a precious memory!

Heart2Heart said...

Sonya,

What a great turn around revelation on that picture. It also shows us, that we have to be the ones to do it and one person can not do it alone. We need to carry the word of God in us and let our actions speak the words of God loud and clear.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

KelliGirl said...

I love it, too! What a great message to embrace. Whether we use our feet, our hands or even our fingers as we tap on the keyboard let us spread the Good News!

Although, only one of my cute shoes is showing. :-(

Blessings,
Kelli

Lea said...

prophetic... whooHoOoo!
I love the verse and cool pic!
Beautiful feet!

Bridget said...

Thanks Sonya for the encouraging words. Sometimes it feels like my feet are tired, ugly and dirty on this journey. What a sweet reminder that God thinks they're lovely!

Cheryl Barker said...

I love the thought of writers with beautiful feet! :)

The verses about beautiful feet have already been real meaningful to me because we've been involved in mission trips to a ministry called Beautiful Feet in inner city Ft. Worth. They are bringing the good news to hurting folks every day...

valerie said...

Very good post Sonya!
I used to always cut heads off when I took pictures.
One time when my son was a very young teen he went to basketball camp at OU and I was able to take a quick picture of him with one of OU's best players at the time. When we developed them, I had cut off the player's head. It took him a while to forgive me for that one. :( I'm better now. ;)
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
It's an honor to pray for Brittany.
I'll be anxious to hear updates.
God bless you!
Valerie