Four Ways That Missional Feet Are Made Beautiful
I've written extensively about the missional nature of the church and the theological background that undergirds that nature. God is, by his nature, a sender. There are rich theological implications to that reality. But, sometimes I want it simple.I want missional feet.
In the Bible we read about “beautiful feet” (Romans 10:15). Mine are not, I assure you—in their human form. However, they are made beautiful when they travel—they go on mission—and are missional feet. Here are four ways that missional feet are made beautiful.
1. Missional feet go to proclaim the gospel.
That's the point of the verse above. The beautiful feet in Romans are beautiful because they belong to those who preach the gospel to a lost world. These are feet that carry the messengers to their destinations on mission with God. Missional can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, but if it does not include Jesus mission (who came, he said, “to seek and save the lost,” we are not missional as Jesus was (Luke 19:10).