Thursday, September 10, 2015

In Her Shoes

I can't believe I am doing this.

This is silly! It's insane!

On the BMW blog, we have shared with you our different homes, our different churches, our different forms of transportation, and even went as far as showing you our different toilets around the world!

But this time, I asked these dear ladies to submit something totally different. Pictures of their shoes! I have to admit, when I first asked for this, I had no idea what I was going to do with it...

But as the submissions started rolling in, the Lord touched my heart. I saw something I had never seen before. I want to share that with you.

So come walk with me for a little while on a precious journey...

In Her Shoes.


When you see these shoes, what do you see?

Jen, Australia

Some may see worn out, used, tired old shoes, but I see more. So much more.

When I see these shoes, I see feet that have traveled.

Dee, Furlough Replacement

I see feet that have traveled miles and miles with a purpose.

Maybe you see feet that have tried to look their best.

Monica, Ireland

Maybe you see feet that try to be fashionable.

Faith Ann, St. Lucia

I see it too,

Jennifer, Argentina

But that isn't what makes these feet so beautiful.

Deana, Deputation to Scotland

I see feet that are working feet.

I see feet that have walked in places that most will not venture to go.

Christi, Papua New Guinea

Rough paths,

Sonia, Ecuador

broken sidewalks,

Carol, Mexico

miles of pavement and concrete,

Mandi, Hong Kong

dusty streets...

Paola, Zambia

To go to church or enter homes... to reach lives and hearts.

Laurel, Ukraine

Some just see boots...

Dee Dee, Siberia

But I see feet that have committed all...

Kristen, Puerto Rico

Come monsoon rain...

Charity, Southern Asia

Blazing sun...

Joanne, Tanzania

Freezing snow...

Amanda, Labrador, Canada

Some just see tennis shoes...

Amber, Siberia

I see feet that have endured miles and miles...

Dianna, Brazil

Looking for open doors.

Angel, Central Asia

I see teachers...

Ari, Vanuatu

and mothers...

Angel, Central Asia

and helpers.

Julia, Dominican Republic

I see feet that do not allow pain to stop them.

Vicki, Japan

I see feet that have endured the valleys of tragedy...

Amber, Nepal

And scaled the mountains of triumph.

Angel, Central Asia

I see feet that have balanced the pretty and the practical,

Katie, Ethiopia

and sometimes traded in the fashionable for the functional... all for His glory.

Dianna, Brazil

And when these feet take a quick break, I still see busy feet...

Anne, Thailand

Using other means to go and tell... fingers typing and writing,
reaching out and preparing.

Lou Ann, Spain

Most of all, I see feet that have reconsidered how they define "home," going wherever the Lord leads, walking paths too steep to walk alone. (Oh, but they are never alone!)

Kristina, Croatia

So as you think about your own shoes, which ones will you put on today?
Will you wear the ones that keep you in your comfort zone,

Anna, Philippines

Or will you choose the shoes these women have chosen...
The ones that take you on the "Go Ye" road.

Mark 16:15 "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature." 

Romans 10:15b "... How beautiful are the feet
of them that preach the gospel of peace,
and bring glad tidings of good things!"

by Charity, Southern Asia


Kristen said...

I love it! Thank you for all you do!

Jamie Knickerbocker said...

I did not expect that twist! Well done!

Charity said...

When Kristina from Croatia turned in the picture standing at the "home" door mat... I just melted. It summed it all up. These feet have learned to redefine... Home.

Lou Ann Keiser said...

So fun! I love your story line with these!

Joyful said...

Nicely done!

I loved seeing the shoes and feet of all those that walk for Jesus.

Bobbie said...

Who knew pictures of feet could make one tear up? Thank you

Anonymous said...

As you collected the pictures-- I couldn't help but think immediately of the Romans verse that you quoted-- "beautiful feet". Wonderfully done. Thank you dear sister in the Lord and ministry!!
Some "old" but happy feet!

Carol said...

I agree with Bobbie--I was using my tshirt to wipe my eyes. I'm not a missionary, but our daughter is, so posts like this have special meaning for me. Thank you!

Duane and Shellee said...

What a blessing and reminder each time we see our shoes to pray for all of the missionaries and their wives as they use their feet to spread the gospel to those who've never heard!! Well done! From a missionary friend in Japan