Beautiful Jesus. Beautiful Message. Beautiful Feet.

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. 

 But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down)  “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is,to bring Christ up from the dead).  But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.  For the Scripture says,“Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?  And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

-Romans 10-:4-15

Oh how I love this piece of scripture.  I love its simple truth.  Freedom exists solely in Christ Jesus.  Those who invite Him to take over their lives are saved.

When we love Jesus, He urges us to share Him with others.  If we don’t who will?

It’s really rather simple, really.  If I love Jesus, I love others.  If I love others, I want the best for them. I want them to find Jesus.   Then why do I still wrestle with the dichotomy of pursuit of self and reflecting who Christ is to others?  Oftentimes, I find myself focusing on who I am, what I want, spending too much time and energy worrying about how I am perceived in the eyes of others.

Frustrating.

Tonight, I am ultimately reminded that beauty has everything to do with how our lives communicate Jesus.

It’s about what’s on the inside, not how the outside is perceived that’s really important.  Your heart seeps through.  If your love and passion lies with Christ, you will radiate His beauty.  Unfading and timeless.

The invitation God has given me is open to everyone.  My beauty has everything to do with how I extend His invitation.

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” -Proverbs 31:30 

If I live my life reflecting who Jesus is, if I bring His name to those who have not yet heard, not only are my feet beautiful, but my entire life is.

Beautiful Jesus.  Beautiful Message.  Beautiful Feet.

Undeserving messenger. 

          Humbled. 

                 Grace extended.

                      Grateful.

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