Wet, dry, clean, dirty or wiggly—they are all precious beautiful feet!
One of my favorite pictures of our four grandchildren is that of just their feet. This verse has taken on a new meaning and challenge for me. My continual prayer is that the LORD GOD who created them and has blessed us with them, will raise them up to be ‘bearers of good news.’ And that their hearts will each be soft, pliable and quick to respond to His calling on their lives.
Each of them has already been given ‘gifts’, talents and specific abilities—our job, as the nurturers, is to cultivate these gifts. The greatest accomplishment they can ever achieve is to have a heart pliable—open to hear and respond to their heavenly Father’s voice within.
I have no greater desire for any of them than that they ‘grow in the nurture and admonition of the LORD.’ To accomplish anything else is only secondary in their lives.
What stands out the most significant to me about my children’s lives, has not been their secular accomplishments, but rather the moments that they have shared spiritual insights of their awareness of God speaking to their hearts. When this life on earth is over, it will not be what we have accomplished, but rather ‘Who’ we have listened to, and if we have followed His leading.
Isaiah 26:12 “All that we have accomplished, You have done for us.”
Whose feet are you reminded of today? Your children, your grandchildren, caring for your elderly parents?
Prayer: Lord teach us how to diligently care for the ‘feet’ (lives) of those entrusted to us, encouraging them to walk circumspectly before you all their days.