Beautiful Feet

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!  Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion."  (Isaiah 52:7,8)

The Bible sometimes seems to sound topsy turvy.  We usually think of the beauty of the face -not of the feet.  Our feet are usually covered.  When we meet people we look at their faces first and the feet last.  Feet laden with the Gospel are beautiful.  We read of great battles like Waterloo.  How the news of victory was conveyed to the anxiously waiting people.  The news was carried across the channel and then on swift horses which ran frothing and panting.  The news was carried from place to place.  It had to be either Napoleon on top or England on top.  Was it victory or defeat?  Was it victory or slavery?  People were waiting to know their fate.  Good news makes everyone rejoice.  Is not salvation greater news than the victory in Waterloo?  Man is no more slave to sin but can have victory because Jesus died on the Cross.   What greater news can there be? 

Jesus brought the news, 'I have conquered.  You will also conquer.'  Look at the Cross.  Look at the empty grave. 'Look, I am reigning on high.'  Young man, you will not be defeated!  O divided home, there is solution for you!  O sick man there is healing for you.  O troubled society, there is good news for you.

'How beautiful are the feet of those that bring good news!'  To how many souls have we carried this good news?  Your only joy will be the help you have rendered to a helpless sinner.  When you always carry good news you will become good.  If a vessel is always used to carry good water and to pour it out, it will become clean.  Though it may have been unclean at the start, it will soon become clean.  It is a great virtue to think well of others and always wish them well.  Christ never felt a repulsion towards anybody.