The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe...
"The Beautiful Feet"
Until nailed to a cross, the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ walked in ways beyond anything the world has seen before or since. He walked in perfect faith and faithfulness to His Father. He walked in sacrificial and unselfish ministry to others. He walked with disciples to whom He was completely devoted. He walked on the sea of Galilee. He walked in the power of the Holy Spirit, leaving a path of light that sublimely glimmers with the glory of God. Indeed, the Lord Jesus perfectly fulfilled the Scripture...
"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!" (Isaiah 52:7). The beautiful Feet indeed.
Then, however, cruel hands impaled His feet, preventing Him from walking on the earth. The Lord Jesus hung suspended between Heaven and this world, receiving judgment and rejection from both, but then wondrously making possible reconciliation between God above and humanity beneath. He obliterated the ancient mourning of Job: "Neither is there a daysman (mediator) between us, that might lay his hand upon us both" (Job 9:33). Our Lord so effectively bore our iniquities and the wrath of God that for time and eternity the anthem of grace resounds with redemption: "There is God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (II Timothy 2:5).
Such grace not only pardons. It also liberates our feet to "walk, even as He walked" (I John 2:6). The Feet that were taken down from the cross after death now spiritually walk in us. "I will dwell in them and walk in them" (II Corinthians 6:13). Our feet, once impaled by the mastery of sin, may now walk in the freedom found only on the path of righteousness. Yes, because the Savior's feet were stilled, our feet can journey in ways that honor God, fulfill His will, and further His eternal purpose in Christ. Through our Lord, we may…
"Walk in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham" (Romans 4:12).
"Walk in newness of life" (Romans 6:4).
"Walk in the Spirit" (Galatians 5:16).
"Walk in love" (Ephesians 5:2).
"Walk in wisdom" (Colossians 4:5).
"Walk in the light" (I John 1:7).
"Walk after His commandments" (II John 1:6).
"Walk in truth" (III John 1:4).
We must honor the fastening of our Lord's feet to His cross by believing our own feet are liberated by the power of His risen life. Thereby, we will more consistently walk in the light of truth, and the illumination that shines from Calvary. Long ago, the "beautiful Feet" of the Savior became bound, broken and bloodied to save us from our lameness unto the liberty of unshackled and Christ-empowered feet. May we avail ourselves to such freedom by remembering His beautiful Feet, and our liberty to walk in their glorious light.
"Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of Thy countenance."
Weekly Memory Verse
Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for Me?