Advent Devotion for Saturday, December 21

By Jeff Greunke

Read Isaiah 52:7-10

One of my kids’ favorite books to have read to them (ok, I’ll admit: one of my favorite books to read to them) is Dr. Seuss’ The Foot Book. In this book you have big feet, little feet, well feet, sick feet, even quick feet; small feet, big feet, even pig feet! Some of these feet even have socks on them (the ever ubiquitous Christmas present).

Take a look at your feet. Go on …. We’ll wait. I bet you’re thinking, “They’re not very beautiful.”

In today’s reading we hear how BEAUTIFUL those feet are that bring Good News. As His messenger, you get to run into town and bring good tidings, you get to proclaim salvation, and you shout for joy, and when you do, you are the most lovely biped there is! But whether you have put on the shoes for the preparation of the Gospel of peace that Paul talks about in Ephesians 6:15 or you run around in your bare feet like Moses did, your feet are BEAUTIFUL.

Then there is the One who once washed feet, the One who had His feet pierced for us and our sins, the One for whom we anticipate His Second Coming saying to us, “Go … and keep on going, make disciples of all!”

So what are you waiting for? Get those Nikes on your feet, tie your laces,and “Run, Forrest, RUN!”

We pray: Thank You, God for preparing us to be Your messengers of hope. May we be swift on our feet so that all may hear of the best News there is to hear! Come quickly, Lord Jesus. Amen.

“In the house or on the street, how many different feet you meet!” – Dr. Seuss

“There’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes.” – Forrest Gump

“Go, tell it on the mountain!”