How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
In this time many people around the world are desperate for hope, surrounded by darkness and crippled with fear, questions teeming in their minds as the days go by. With anxiousness weighing down their hearts not knowing what tomorrow holds, becoming more aware of their own mortality as death whispers at the door. The world is in turmoil just like the people of Jerusalem were when they were conquered by Babylon. But how beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns! (Isaiah 52:7) How beautiful are your feet?
The reality is that there is a virus in our world, the greatest virus this world has ever faced. This virus is like quicksand, the man who walks on it must ultimately sink and be lost. The consequence of this virus is death, not only physical death but eternal separation from God. This virus is called sin! And we all have it; we are born with it (Romans 3:23). But there is good news, a cure, available to all, for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). For the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23). We can all be justified by faith in Jesus, and have peace with God (Romans 5:1). For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and you believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9). But faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word about Christ (Romans 10:17). You know about this cure because someone cared enough to share it with you, now it is your turn! How beautiful are your feet?
As disciples of Jesus, we are all ambassadors of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20), with the message of reconciliation entrusted to us (2 Corinthians 5:19). God calls us not to be ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16). The gospel of Jesus is the only thing powerful enough to save people from eternal suffering and torment. Jesus said that if we follow Him, He will make us become fishers of men (Mark 1:17). Let us walk in obedience to the great commission and make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). We might not know what tomorrow holds but we know who holds tomorrow. With Jesus there are no last days, we have eternal life in Him, and it starts now. With the Spirit of Jesus alive in us, we have what this world is looking for. The main reason we have the Holy Spirit is to be a witness. He empowers us to share the gospel (Acts 1:8). God desires all people to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4), this means that He is relentless in His pursuit for every individual, and He will work through your obedience. We have the opportunity to be a source of hope to the world (Matthew 12:21), to be a light in the darkness (Matthew 5:14). To give love that cast out all fear (1 John 4:18). To provide answers to a world desperately searching for answers (1 Peter 3:15). To give peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). To lay down our lives and serve others (Matthew 20:28). How beautiful are your feet?
“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 anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Do you know of someone who has not heard? Jesus sends all believers, including you, to bring the good news to others. As you read this, I want to encourage you to share the good news of Jesus with someone today!
How beautiful are your feet?