Mama says they was magic shoes. They could take me anywhere. – Forrest Gump
Warfare always requires walking. And often, it requires running. Either way, good shoes are essential.
Shoes offer us protection. Any parent who has stepped on a lego checking on their kids at night understands this. They protect our feet from the harsh ground on which we walk, from the elements, and from infection and disease. In the same way, it is the gospel that brings peace that has covered us with an eternal and irreversible protection.
Shoes also take us places, as does the gospel. The freedom we find in the good news of Jesus initiates an adventure of unimaginable wonder.
And shoes leave prints – a record of where our steps have taken us. When we walk in the power of the gospel, we leave a mark on the places we go, or at least the gospel itself does. It changes everything around us.
Lace up. Value the gospel and know it intimately. Wrap it around you tightly and securely. Walk around in it daily and spread peace wherever you go.
And in the security and serenity of the gospel’s peace, walk confidently, run freely, and dance gracefully.
photo credit: Môsieur J.