Show Me Your Feet! (lol) =)

Happy Friday Bloggies! 

About three years ago, I called a buddy of mine on his cell phone to say hello. This guy is the toughest, meanest, roughest, macho-est guy I know. I’ve been to watch him tear people up in the boxing ring several times. He’s spent quite a bit of time in police cars and jails for putting other people in the hospital. He grew up on lots of crack, and a reputation for being the baddest dude in town. Six years ago, I had the privilege of leading him to Jesus at Destiny Family Center… and we became very good friends right away.  

It was a Saturday if I remember correctly…

  • I called this new bro of mine and he answered, “hey man whatsup?” 
  • I said, “hey, what are you up to?” 
  • He stuttered for a few seconds and reluctantly confessed, “Not a whole lot… just in the Harrisonburg Mall… I’m getting a pedicure.” 
  • Obviously, I started LAUGHING PRETTY HYSTERICALLY at this point… and I said, “A ped-i-cure??? You’re getting a PEDICURE! Ha-ha… you sissy boy!” 
  • And I continued, “Is your wife with you? Are you guys getting some couples thing?” 
  • He said, “Noooo??”
  • I asked, “Ohhh did someone give you a gift certificate?” 
  • He tried to buck up with some confidence at this point and fired back, “NO… I came here by myself and I’m paying for this WITH MY OWN MONEY because I LOVE PEDICURES!”
  • After he told me I should try one sometime… and I sassed him a little longer… we ended the call and went about our day… me trying to get this pampered image of my boxing buddy out of my head! LOL

Romans 10:13-17 …for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE who bring good news!”

How beautiful are THE FEET OF THOSE… WHO BRING GOOD NEWS! Isn’t that a strange but FUN way of honoring Gods messengers… to say that we have BEAUTIFUL FEET? I personally love my own feet. Emily makes fun of them, saying that I have ELF’S toes because they CURL up… but I like my toes EMILY… you will not make me insecure! LOL 

Maybe when we get to heaven… all the people who made the BIGGEST DIFFERENCE IN THIS LIFETIME will have the most BEAUTIFUL FEET for all ETERNITY! Maybe we’re all gonna be walking around BAREFOOTED in heaven… and people will be like, “woe dude, NICE FEET!” 

From these verses in Romans 10, I feel the fire of evangelism being stoked inside my heart most aggressively! For me, this is the chief goal of my life… to BRING GOOD NEWS to as many people as I can before leaving earth. This is the mission of the church and it is the chiefest calling of every Christian… to freely give away this amazing salvation that we have freely received. 

So, in a non fetish kind of way, I want to know… HOW ARE YOUR FEET DOING THESE DAYS? Are they BEAUTIFUL because they are carrying the GREATEST NEWS in all the universe to the people who need it most? Or… DO YOU NEED TO SCHEDULE YOURSELF FOR A PEDICURE? Come on… don’t let that reputation of yours keep you from having beautiful feet! If my boxer friend can handle the abuse he took from me that day at the nail salon… you and I can SHINE CONFIDENTLY FOR JESUS CHRIST… UNASHAMED OF THIS GOOD NEWS! 

Romans 1:16 For I am NOT ASHAMED of this Good News about Christ. It is the POWER OF GOD AT WORK, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.

Nice blog today… that’ll get us going in the right direction! Get on your HAPPY FEET EVERYONE… spread the good news all weekend long! Oh… don’t forget Destiny Family Center, Sunday morning 10am! Chat with you guys and gals later on…

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10 thoughts on “Show Me Your Feet! (lol) =)

  1. My feet have been called meny things, but other than the Sciptures, this is the first time they’ve been called “beautiful”.

    The next time someone makes fun of my size 14s, I’ll tell them to call pastor Chuck 🙂

    Good post.

  2. CHUCK, THANK YOU FOR BEING A TRUE BLESSING IN MY LIFE. I'VE ALWAYS LOVED MY FEET BUT YOUR BLOG AND THE COMMENT YOU MADE TO ME AT LISA'S MOMS TODAY MAKES ME FEEL THAT MY FEET ARE TRUELY BEAUTIFUL. GOD CONTINUE BLESSING YOU AND YOUR FEET. LOL I LOVE YOU.

    –LISA

    DONT FORGET TO TELL NATHAN, LUKE, AND THE FAMILY CHRISTIN'S POSSUM KICKIN STORY… IF IT WERE ME I WOULD HAVE KICKED IT AND JUMPED IN THE CAR. HAHA. =]

    –CHRISTINA

    • Sure thing… I will tell Nathan! That is a FUNNY STORY!

      By the way everyone… I did not tell this lady she has nice feet! LOL I think she is talking about a comment I made about her being a true blessing to people… and she is using the analogy from todays blog! LOL =)

  3. Pastor, this is Helen (Dave would want me to make sure you knew that). Your blog reminded me of an amusing conversation I had yesterday with my two year old grandson Isaac. He all of a sudden became aware of the fact that I was barefooted. He touched my feet several times and said Nana’s toes. I replied with yes those were my toes. I then asked him if he had toes and he said “no, socks!” If possible grandchildren are more fun then you own children.

  4. I love it. Our feet will take us many places in this world. Are your feet prepared? Are you ready to share the Good News? I am humbled by this duty, but love it. I picture the woman rubbing Jesus' feet with oil. People are always so insecure about their feet, but it is time to embrace our feet and realize they are beautiful. They do so much!!!!