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Topic: FEET( 01/17/19)
To Mary and Mary
By Dave Walker
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But no, God keeps His plans hidden, even from His chosen, lest we be overwhelmed by the enormity of them. In that tender moment when you, with Joseph, as young first-time parents, looked adoringly at your new son, the cloak of love around you was embroidered, like any new mother's, with wonder and fascination at the miracle of a child come forth from your body. It would be another thirty years before His sandaled feet would leave the wood shavings and sawdust as He became the One of whom Isaiah spoke. And then it would be another Mary who would kiss His feet.
Mary of Magdala, how you loved Jesus! Your heart and eyes were a fountain, cleansing the dusty feet of your Saviour as it flowed from a woman washed with Living Water. Your hair, once part of your seductive beauty appealing to lustful men, became an instrument of love, drying His feet in preparation for their extravagant, fragrant anointing.(Luke 7:38)
Yet, how were you to know, Mary, that the One whose feet you kissed stood astride all creation as the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6); that He whom you loved commands the whirlwind and the storm, and the clouds are the dust of those very feet that felt your lips (Nahum 1:3)?
Did you know that the object of your kisses would be torn with cruel nails? Or that the blood that spurted from the wounds would buy your forgiveness?
How appropriate that you should express your love through His feet, for it is His feet that crushed the head of Satan as foretold in Eden's garden (Gen. 3:15), forever breaking the stronghold of the Great Deceiver. And it is as those feet touch the Mount of Olives from heaven on His return that His glory will burst over all men in a terrifying display of His white-hot holiness (Zech. 14:4) that will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. (Hab. 2:14).
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