Monday, January 25, 2010

beautiful feet

Okay, before I catch a bunch of flack for those of you who may see a picture of my feet on some facebook page. I can explain. Last Wednesday night, our small group went together to get pedicures (guys and girls). I'll tell you...never had a pedicure, probably never will again...but we had a blast. Believe it or not, this activity was suggested by a guy in our group who is really a guys guy. So, we figured, if you can't do this with your small group family, who can you do it with?

Well, he also ordered pizza and when we showed up one of the "technicians" - don't know pedicure terms came up to me and said "hi", she was from our there's no hiding my identity now. Anyway, 7 ladies from our group went first and the process looked pretty harmless. It really involved some trimming of the nails, some scrubbing off dead skin and a massage! Awesome. Here's where it gets get free nail polish with the pedi.

So all the women were picking out their color. So, you know I'm a kid and I say, "what if I want my nails painted?" Well, the rest is history. I picked a loud purple-pinkish color (really it's obnoxious) and guess what three of my good brothers joined me. It was funny and we had a good time, but here's the spiritual part of this...

You know the bible says "how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!" Well, the next morning when I woke up, I was startled in the shower when I saw my toe nails and this verse popped into my mind. This verse is of course about messengers who brought good news for the kingdom and is used in the new testament about telling others about Jesus. So now I really have beautiful feet and I pray every morning in the shower for God to help my feet to go where i get to share good news!

At least that's my justification for painting my toe nails! And, by the way, before I go to my annual sr. pastor's retreat where it will be warm and I'll be wearing sandals; I'll lose the paint.


merry said...

You don't know me at all, but I've visited Eastview a couple times when travelling, and I subscribe to your podcast and just recently subscribed to your blog.

True story: When my husband was ordained as a minister 8 years ago, it was right before the 4th of July. I was painting my nails one day, and I decided to paint his toenails red, white & blue in honor of the season.

The next Sunday at church, one of the guys got up and was talking about my hubby's ordination and read the "beautiful feet" passage and Mike and I started giggling hysterically b/c he really did have beautiful feet right then ;)

Audrey said...

Hilarious!! I can totally see you doing this for fun--it's amazing what we'll do when we're caught up with Jesus' lovin' friends!!


Mike Baker said...

anonymous - that sounds about right