Before His Feet Were Pierced
Submitted by: Rebekah, Grass Valley, CA
~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! ~
~Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing! ~
How tiny His holy feet were when He was born. He came from Heaven where He is adored down to this dark world. Emmanuel, God with us, is Jesus!
Born King of the Jews, yet He humbled Himself to take on the form of man, born in a feeding trough.
As we think of those precious feet of Jesus we see them first carrying Him back from Egypt to Nazareth, drawn by God the Father to fulfill His mission of love.
Embarking on His public ministry, those blessed feet brought Him to John the Baptist. In awe and adoration, the humble John cries ~ Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! ~ Oh, behold Him, for there is no spot in Him! Perfectly holy and harmless is He!
Guided by His Heavenly Father, those feet carried Him north to the Sea of Galilee where He would reach out the most during His three and one half years of public ministry.
Those feet carried Him through dusty Palestine, up into the hills, down to the sea, out into the wilderness bringing His message of perfect love to sinners, the outcasts, the sick and the dying. Those feet carried Him to a tomb to raise the dead. Those feet carried Him to teach the message of God’s perfect love and hope for the desperate, to set the captives free and to promise everlasting life to those who would receive Him. Those feet walked on water.
It was a woman who recognized the value of the holy feet of Jesus. Adoring His beautiful Character, she must express her adoration in any way that she could. Breaking the perfume over His beautiful feet, she washed them with her tears and dried them with her hair.
Oh, the fragrance of that one act to our beautiful Saviour! How it gave Him the courage to continue on to fulfill the last part of His earthly mission!
As we travel with Him during those final hours we see those feet carry Him to the Garden of Gethsemane where His struggle was so fierce. No mortal man can understand the agony He went through in that Garden! He went through the struggle for you, dear reader; He went through the struggle for me.
As His earthly life comes to a close, His feet carried Him up the bloodstained path to Calvary. That path was covered with our precious Jesus’ blood. We follow the Lamb of God up the hill Golgotha. Finally, as He offers His perfect Soul as a ransom for our sins, we see the nail go through those beautiful feet.
Fixed in agony and bleeding, those precious feet were nailed to the cross… until He died.
~They pierced My hands and My feet~
Isaiah 52: 7
Revelation 5: 12
John 1: 29
Psalm 22: 16c