The other day I was thinking about my feet. I realized that our feet are hardly used when it comes to worshipping our Lord. Obviously, we aren’t going to sit and put our feet together to pray or lift up our feet to worship Him, lol that would be really awkward. But I DO believe our feet have such an important role in our lives. Like it is said in The Bible, together we make up the ENTIRE body of Christ. So what good are our feet? Are they only for standing and walking?
Let me begin with my epic ankle sprain at the end of last year. If you have heard this story, you know how bad it was. The doctor said I was extremely close to breaking my ankle. I was a cripple for a couple months. Although painful, it was quite a humbling experience. For the first time in my life, I knew what it felt like to not be able to walk with such ease. Let me tell you, it sucked. I was pretty bitter. Derek and David, my motherly-like roommates <3, pretty much took care of me. God bless them. I felt like such a baby. And simple things like getting a glass of water, or taking a shower were tiring.
Now that my ankle is almost completely healed, I look back on that with a very different perspective. It was very eye opening, and even a blessing. God has taught me that we are like cripples. When it comes to our walk with God, we are always lacking and slow, always tripping and hurting ourselves. I believe this is because our feet are not always pointed in the right direction. However, God is our crutch. He is the one we can lean on when we are struggling.
Now I’m pretty sure most of us can walk on two feet. If you think about your life, isn’t it amazing how much of it you’ve walked? How many of those miles do you think you walked for Jesus? How many do you think you’ve walked for your own benefit? If I think about it, I haven’t walked much at all for Jesus. In my mind and heart I know I am a sinful and weak man. I deserve to be like a cripple. BUT, God has blessed (and healed) me with strong feet which allow me, not only to walk, but also to RUN with Him. How amazing is that? To know that He loved us so much to give us feet.
We are called to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Jesus was perfect; He walked perfectly with our Lord. Yet, He stooped down on His feet and washed the feet of His Disciples, humans sinful like us. It is the same pair of beaten and bruised feet that carried the cross and all the sins of the world. The same feet that were nailed. No lie, He had some pretty awesome feet.
I know it sounds goofy. But our feet are very important, because in light of Passion Week, they can be used to glorify God. We say, “my WALK with Christ.” We say it all the time, but we never think about that statement. I believe if we let our spiritual walk translate to our physical walk, our lives will be transformed. I pray that we focus completely on Jesus’ walk/feet so that we may also use our feet selflessly to do His work.
John 13:14-15 – “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.”