Sweet Little Feetsies!

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 10:13-15

How sweet are these little feetsies??

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I mean, we literally cannot get enough of them!

Watching them grow has been so. much. fun.

Socked or bare, doesn't matter... (she's usually bare, fyi)

...even underwater. CUTE. Period.

She sticks that big toe out, she's done it since day one. It is seriously one of the most precious things I've ever seen. I cannot do it, it's one of those Mercy gifts that is just uniquely her's

We love it. We love HER.

We love the things her Father teaches us through even just her precious details... like her sweet. little. feetsies!

Chris is in Puerto Rico this week with the youth group. Beautiful feet, spreading Jesus' love, taking seriously the call to "GO."

Mercy and I are missing him like crazy! ...but I'm so proud of this group of young people who are completely stepping out of their comfort zone to reach out to people who speak a language they don't understand, to work hard and long in super hot heat, to love strangers the way that Christ has loved them... to walk a path they've not walked before and to use their feet in ways they've never been used before.

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 

When I look at Mercy's sweet feetsies, I can't help but wonder where He will lead them, what good and perfect path He has laid out for them to walk... I wonder if they will follow... or if those little feet will turn away from His good and perfect path and try to forge their own way.

Those are hard things to think about. We pray for her salvation each and every day and ultimately, we know it's in her Father's hands... and we trust Him. We believe He has beautiful plans for this little lady and we are excited to see them play out... may not happen exactly the way we want it to happen, there may be some months or years of running away from Him, or she may follow His call far, far away, maybe she follows His call and is a short drive away from her daddy and I forever (that's the preferred option!) If her future path is anything like the path she was on her first few months, it will most definitely be an adventurous one!

...whatever it is, we are excited to see where He leads those beautiful feet and how he uses them to spread His good news: Jesus! 

Gets me thinking about my own feet... the paths they have walked, the ways they've been used and the running that they've done. Have they brought the good news to the lost? Have they represented well the feet of Jesus? They seem well callused and worn from the trials and excitement, and the funny thing is: I know they are still only in the very first miles of their journey... and I can't ask those hard questions about Mercy's little feet if I can't ask them about my own: I wonder where He will lead them, and I wonder, will they follow?

I believe God looks at our feet the way Chris and I look at Mercy's, with intense love and desire for them to walk towards Him.

We are all called to use our feet. We are called to use them to spread the love of Jesus and the journey that His feet walked, the journey up a hill with a wooden cross on His back... the journey that rescued you and I from death... the journey that gives us the opportunity to breathe in new life each and every day... How can we not love the beautiful feet that walked that path for us when we should have been walking it ourselves, how can we not share their journey and run towards Him who spared our feet??? 

Let's choose today to look at our feet in a new light... as precious little feetsies that God says are beautiful, that He loves much more than Chris and I love our sweet little Mercy's, and with much greater desire to see them walk a path that He has laid out for them, one that glorifies Him and shares His journey. 

We are all called to use our feet.
How will you use yours?