“The Lord said ..get ready to cross..into the land…I will give you every place where you set your foot” (Joshua 1:1-3)
“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” (Ephesians 6:14,15)
Grabbing a quick bite to eat before getting back in the car, I struck up a conversation with a cheery woman in the café. I commented on her nifty silver sneakers. She replied, “They are so comfortable, and I have to be on my feet all day. I used to work with horses, and you know what they always say (I didn’t), if you don’t take care of their feet then the horse won’t be worth anything.”
I wondered, “How important are good shoes for the wellbeing of our feet, and for us in general?” If shoes hurt my feet, it’s a miserable feeling. Plus it incapacitates me getting around.
Later that morning I was donning my spiritual clothing for the day, the armor of God (Eph 6). When I got to the feet part, it grabbed me — put on the sandals, the shoes, of peace.
Jesus Himself is our Peace (Eph. 2:14). When we are walking in His shoes we are living a life of forgiveness, kindness, honesty, love, and peace.
Taking care of my feet is absolutely important! Not a problem, with the right kind of, right-fitting, one-size-fits-all shoes of Peace.
Inspirational messages by Sally I. Kennedy