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 church...so 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 crazy...you 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.