‘How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, whopublishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”’ Isaiah 52:7
In Isaiah we read that some people have ‘beautiful feet’ because they bring good news of happiness and salvation. One of the privileges of being on staff at St G’s is regularly hearing stories of how others also have beautiful feet as they seek to share the good news in and around Leeds. Without exaggeration the blind see, the hungry are fed, the broken addicts find freedom, the kingdom is preached and people who are coming into the City of Leeds are hearing about and experiencing, first hand, the love of Jesus.
In recent months we have been blessed to have many internationals attending church. Some are followers of Jesus seeking to connect with a church, and many others are unfamiliar with Jesus and have little experience of the church. In the last month several have decided to embrace the love of Jesus and become committed followers of Jesus.
On the topic of mission I was encouraged in meeting the students of the recently launched St Barnabas Theological Centre. They have a passion for God and already show evidence of having beautiful feet and a confidence to move out in mission.
In this issue of St G’s LIFE do be encouraged about what is happening this month; with our home grown discipleship course, ‘Academy of Life’, beginning again and opportunity for us to think, pray, be encouraged and challenged as we look at the topic of adoption in one of our morning services.
We should rejoice and be glad when we hear these stories but, like Jesus, we should continue to recognize that the harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few.
Will you join with me in praying that God would raise up more men, women, boys and girls, who have beautiful feet and will share the good news of Jesus to this lost and broken world?