Devotion for Monday after Advent 1

How lovely on the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace
And brings good news of happiness,
Who announces salvation,
And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices,
They shout joyfully together;
For they will see with their own eyes
When the Lord restores Zion.
Break forth, shout joyfully together,
You waste places of Jerusalem;
For the Lord has comforted His people,
He has redeemed Jerusalem. ~ Isaiah 52:7-9

The feet of him who brings good news are lovely; other translations say beautiful. We usually don’t think of feet as being beautiful, and we would be more apt to consider the lips or face of someone bringing good news to be beautiful than their feet. Everything about us is lovely when we share the Good News of the Gospel. Our beauty comes from the message we deliver (and perhaps where we go to deliver it)—not from our own efforts. During this Advent season, let us share not only the birth, life, death, and resurrection of our Lord, but also His glorious return.

Lord God, send my feet upon the mountain to take the Good News of our Savior to everyone who needs to hear it. Help me to share directly with those I know and meet and motivate me to support those who go where my feet cannot go. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Image: ©

Share this!