I don’t suppose the secret of beautiful feet is much on our minds this Christmas night, but it was on the mind of Isaiah in the Old Testament lesson for Christmas morning. It has nothing to do with pedicures or lotions to heal dried and cracked skin.
Isaiah tells us in 52:7, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the one who brings good news. Who brings the good news announcing salvation, and tells Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’”
Those shepherds who left their flocks that night and went to Bethlehem to check out what the Lord was doing had beautiful feet. They told Mary and Joseph about their experience with the angels and all who heard the shepherd’s news were amazed. Callouses and all those shepherds had beautiful feet.
When Joseph and Mary took Jesus to the temple when He was about six weeks old, 84-year-old Anna appeared. She showed she had beautiful feet as she spoke about Jesus to all waiting for Jerusalem to be set free.
Play pediatrist this evening. How do your feet look? Are they beautiful?
Thank God for sending the barefoot king in the manger. His feet are beautiful, and he will make ours to be like his.