“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 NIV
Today when I woke up, I heard God say, “How beautiful are the feet of him who bring Good News.” I knew then that Jesus, like the servant He is, was looking at my tired feet, worn and weary, and full of travel dust (dirty), and was speaking this to me. I then pictured Jesus proud and loving, cleansing my dirty feet, like one would polish a prized possession.
This picture revelation soon spoke to me about the weariness that can come over His servants as they serve, minister, and continually put themselves out there with people. There’s no assurances that people will reciprocate in love. They may never recognize the sacrifices you've made to make their life a little better. Your times in prayer for those in need are not gonna be clocked in on anyone's time-keeping calendar - mostly no one will know how much you tarried for them in prayer.
Through this phrase-and-image revelation I received, I felt His love for everyone who gets down and dirty helping people come to know Him. He knew we were putting ourselves in the path of rejection, of being hurt, of frustration at the starts and stops of people who appear interested but then are not. Yet, day after day God's servants wake up and get back into it all over again. In them, there's a sense of urgency and responsibility to share the Good News, driven by a God-given passion to reconcile the world back to God - to fight until His healing and restoration take full effect in these broken lives.
It was to these people for which I felt God's heart. He was proud of them, a warm love of gratitude and appreciation shining from His face. God was honoring them through this servant act of cleansing their feet, for He only sees beauty at the sight of these worn out and dirty feet. For He is so proud of His faithful servants!