God loves feet. In fact, He loves your feet. The Bible says, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:15) (NIV). When we spread the gospel, God explains how even our feet turn beautiful.
We are the body of Christ. Some of us are the hands. Some of us are the mouth. And even some of us are the feet. God uses us as vessels to accomplish His will. We use our feet and hands to spread the gospel.
The Bible tells an amazing story about a loving father. This father had a rebellious son who wanted his inheritance early. The Father gave the son his portion of the inheritance. The son went off and spent the money on riotous living. When he finally spent all that he had, he came to his senses and went back home. His father saw him from a distance and ran towards him. The son could not even say the rehearsed speech he had made to tell his father. Now the father gave his son many things when he arrived back at the house. Each item is significant of what God has given to us today.
The Father spoke, “put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet” (Luke 15:22). Can you imagine going barefooted for any long period of time? The Father had compassion on him and didn’t even want him to walk up to the house without any shoes. The Father, “ran” towards him (Luke 15:20). He told the servants to quickly give his son shoes, a robe, and a ring.
Just as the father in the story gave sandals for his son, so our Heavenly Father takes care of our feet. These sandals represent how God has prepared our feet. The Apostle Paul explained, “and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. (Ephesians 6:15) (NIV). This is actually a piece of the armor of God.
He guides and causes us to have peace as we walk through this life. Sometimes the future can be foggy, but fear not, God provides sandals of peace. On that cross Jesus’ shoes were removed. He was barefoot on the cross so we may live in peace.