Thursday, June 21, 2007

Humbling Feet



Ever wonder why God gave us feet?

I realize that we needed some type of movable appendage at the end of our legs to make us mobile and to prevent us from having to hop everywhere. And our feet definitely serve that purpose. But I think there’s even more to them.

Have you ever noticed that feet aren’t all that attractive? Especially men’s feet. But even when feet have been well taken care of, they still aren’t that pretty. But, maybe I’m biased because I have webbed toes. Or maybe, just maybe, God gave us feet to keep us humble.

After all, it’s hard to be haughty when you’re barefoot and your feet are out there for all to see. Are your toes hairy? Is your arch flat? Do your feet stink? Are your toes webbed?

The next time you might be tempted to not be humble, just glance down at your feet and think of God’s sense of humor. I’m pretty sure it is evident in all our funny feet.

4 comments:

BJ said...

but i have cute toes...

jk.

"Bluebonnet in the snow" said...

BJ - Maybe you could be a foot model! :)

Admiring Coworker said...

Amen, sister! It is interesting to me how prominently feet figure in the Bible. Who would have thought such beautiful imagery could be evoked from these unattractive and seemingly unimportant appendages? I like your take on it. I see my feet as a barometer of my vanity. Am I bold enough to let people see my chipped polish and calloused heels? Will they love me even if my feet are ugly and uncared for? Or maybe they are a reflection of how I care for myself. Darn it, you've made me think too much! Glad you're back online.

"Bluebonnet in the snow" said...

AC - You are so right! Jesus washed His disciples feet, which revealed how humble He was to act as a servant. I should have gone into that. Glad I made you think! You always get me thinking.