How beautiful are the feet of the one who brings good news…Isaiah 52:7
Now that we’re at the end of summer, I’ve finally gotten my feet sandal-worthy. And believe me, it’s not been an easy task. I tend to have very dry skin anyway and the winter season, with the dry heat that comes with keeping the temperature comfortable indoors, wreaks havoc on my feet.
To repair the damage, I have to be very consistent in my routine and it takes time. It’s not something that just happens overnight. Each night I massage in heavy-duty lotion and then pull on a pair of cotton socks to sleep. After several weeks of immersing my feet, I’ve managed to smooth out the calluses and soften up the dry skin—just in time to go back to wearing socks and boots. And once again I’ve missed out on the opportunity.
Each year I promise myself it’ll be different. I’ll start my routine sooner and begin the summer with sandal-worthy feet. And each year I get busy, and summer sneaks up on me.
In the past, the same thing has happened when I’m faced with the opportunity to share my faith. I’ve meant to get prepared. I’ve had every intention of practicing and getting ready, but suddenly the situation has snuck up on me and caught me totally off-guard.
I’ve finally found the solution to this dilemma, and it’s not all that different from getting my feet ready for summer.