How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!
(Romans 10:15 ESV)
Please take the time to read this beautiful report via the wife of a Team Leader with the Free Burma Rangers:
Today God wasn’t just bringing broken feet to Saw Wah Der, but the feet of people from all over Burma: FBR teams from Lahu, Pa-Oh, Karenni, Naga, and Kachin areas all walked here together, proclaiming the good news that these people, the people of Saw Wah Der, are not forgotten, are not alone in their struggle for freedom, and bringing hope of a peace borne from love and their shared struggle for freedom. There were also messages of love from friends from around the world, friends who had been inspired to give this village what they had asked for last year, the funds to pay a teacher and start a school. (Please click on the link above to read the entire report.)
Having done plenty of walking through mountains myself in younger days, I know well the concerns over the state of one’s feet when considering such trips. But my own walking through mountains has been for ‘fun’ or at least because I enjoyed the peace and beauty of being there. Such reasons seem to me trivial and indulgent as I read this report, even though I do believe that God delights in our enjoyment of His creation.
Now there was a teacher here, and a school building, with nine smiling, eager pupils, thanking us and those who helped.
What I love about the report from a war stricken village is the faith and hope that it radiates — faith in God to even get there despite injured feet, hope given to the villagers — that they are not alone in their plight and that God is caring for them.
As I consider my own feet, in nice shoes, what are they doing to bring faith and hope to others?