Every November, I use the space here on Everyday Truth to provide you with a family devotional to get your family focused on their blessings. Join me here every day for a new installment of the devotional. It’s a great way to get your family focused on Thanksgiving before the mad rush to Christmas. You can find the the days you’ve missed here and any printables here, then follow along with me all month to learn about being thankful for the people in your family’s life. Pin it, share it, tweet it, invite your friends to join you. It’s going to be a great month.
Who told you about Jesus? Was it your mom or dad? Maybe it was your Sunday School teacher or a friend. It might have been a grandparent or a pastor. Whoever it was, that person gave you the best gift you can have. Knowing Jesus, understanding that He died on the cross and rose again because we did things wrong, is the most important thing that we can know. Asking Jesus to come into our lives and choosing to follow Him is the most important decision we can make.
Choosing to follow Jesus doesn't just change who we are today, it changes our lives forever. It means that we get to spend forever with God in heaven. And that's something for which we can be thankful.
Did you know that the Bible tells us that the people who tell other people about Jesus have beautiful feet? Isaiah 52:7 says, "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation."
Unless someone had told you about Jesus, you wouldn't know that He died so you wouldn't be separated from God forever. You wouldn't be able to choose to follow Jesus. You wouldn't know that you can spend forever in heaven with Him.
That's why it's so important to be thankful for the people with beautiful feet. We should be thankful for the person who told us about Jesus, but we should also be thankful for the men and women who are telling their neighbors and friends about Jesus today. We should be thankful for the people who have chosen to put their lives in danger to tell people about Jesus in countries where that's not allowed. We should be thankful for the people who choose to go into countries without things as simple as running water, so they can share the good news of Jesus with the people who live there.
Be thankful for the people you know who have beautiful feet, and choose to be like them. Because we are all called to share the good news about Jesus. We are all called to have beautiful feet.
Action step: Think about the person who told you about Jesus. Be sure to thank God for that person today. If you can, thank that person with a phone call or a note today. Then, honor that person by telling someone else about Jesus today.