How Beautiful are the Feet

The prophet Isaiah spoke words that echo through my ears tonight:  “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclain salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” – Isaiah 52:7.

We heard good news today. We witnessed peace proclaimed. We know that our God reigns. But it came in surprising ways. It was the Guatemalans whose feet brought good news to us…

At Halo Guatemala our team saw children with special needs helping each othere with tenderness and love.  A blind child was guided by one who could see. A deaf child was able to experience loud laughter and joy through the smiles and touches of friends. A boy confined to a wheelchair was lifted up by his friends. Salvation and peace!

On the construction site when our team showed up and asked if they were needed, the Guatemalan work team gave them something helpful to do: carry blocks, brick and tons of sand up the height to the second story.  What amazingly good news for us to be carrying their bricks and supporting their labor. Indeed, our God reigns!

The medical team was blessed when patients returned to the clinic today just to be with us, to bring neighbors or grandchildren, to hear once again that they are worthy of our care and they are loved.  When Paul was on mission in Rome, he quoted Isaiah:  “How can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “how beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:15)

We thought we were taking vitals signs and writing down weights.  The “patients” thought they were coming to a clinic.  But what really happened today is the sharing of good news. And indeed, how beautiful were the feet that brought that good news! God is so good!

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