Isaiah 52:7 (NLT)
7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!
Can you recall a moment in your life where you just wanted to hug, or even kiss (if appropriate), the person who delivered some important good news you had been long awaiting? Perhaps it was the postman delivering news that you had been accepted into the University of your choice, or perhaps news that you got the job you applied for. You might even declare to the bearer of good news that they have “beautiful feet” for bringing it to you. In Isaiah 52:7 the bearer of the most important good news of all, is said to have “beautiful feet” (the equivalent of kissing the postman).
What is this most important good news ever? It is the good news of peace and salvation according to Isaiah 52.7. The messenger, the bearer of this good news, is said to have” beautiful feet”. This expression “beautiful feet” underscores the utmost importance of this news and that it is exceedingly good news. The angels who appeared to the shepherds near Bethlehem at the time of the birth of Christ, exuberantly declared it to be “news of great joy for all the world”.
Recall for a moment who the people in your life were who brought the good news of salvation to you. I, for example, am personally and forever grateful for the man who faithfully visited my home, week after week for several weeks, to share this good news with me, and who led me to receive the Lord as my personal Saviour. God bless his “beautiful feet”.
We too have “beautiful feet” if our feet carry with them, wherever they may go, the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Part of putting on the armour of God listed in Ephesians 6 is to have these feet “fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6: 15), readiness to share this good news of salvation to all.
Are your feet ‘beautiful’? Who will you share the Good News with today/this week?
Written by Brian Parker