How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
There is belief and unbelief. There is faith and the absence of faith. One propels us forward and caters to the deepest needs of our souls while the other creates doubts and deters us from our purpose.
This brings us to the world’s favorite answered “unanswered” question: What is our purpose? Society flirts with this question on a daily basis, allowing philosophy and literature to invoke the ethos at the heart of this world. But we are not society. We are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people gathered for His own possession, purposed to proclaim the name of the Lord, who called us out of darkness and into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9). That is our purpose; that is our calling.
Each of us was created with a specific set of talents, with a specific set of desires and ambitions, with a natural inclination towards a specific lifestyle. Some of us were created with calculating minds that accurately spit out numbers, formulas, equations. Some of us were created with free spirits and minds bent towards art, literature, and music. Some of us were given tough spirits, strong muscles, toned bodies to excel in laboring with our hands and feet. Others still, were given hearts paired with wisdom to heal physical, emotional, and psychological ailments. Each of us were created to be uniquely different, but at the same time,
each of us were created for ONE purpose: To make famous the One who was, and is, and is to come.
While we are all called to serve the Lord in our secular jobs and environments, there are many who have left their homes, their families, and everything familiar for the sake of His name. They have uprooted their lives and faithfully been replanted in the unfamiliar and strange places their hearts were burdened for. These missionaries, these ambassadors for our King, are serving the Lord outside of their daily comforts.
Over the course of 2014, the Come Awake Team felt increasingly burdened to help those in ministry, whether through prayer, through material donations, or financial assistance. Thus, the Beautiful Feet project was born. Our purpose in this is to spread the word about those in full-time ministry, to bring to light the challenges they face, their needs, and their work. We pray that through this, we can encourage our fellow brothers and sisters in their ministries. We pray that through this, we can challenge each other and ourselves to GO out into the world and spread the Good News of the eternal salvation and hope we have in the Lord Jesus.
March: Grant & Kandy Ferrer