Pastor Matt Ewart
Think about two places where you are most likely to be barefoot. I bet I can predict where they are. Ready?
The first place is probably your home. The second place is probably a beach. How did I know?
The other thing I know is that most people prefer to be barefoot. When you don’t have shoes on it means you aren’t hard at work. You’re not in a rush to go anywhere. You’re in a comfortable environment. You’re relaxed.
The interesting thing is that the Bible mentions a place where God takes off his shoes and walks around barefoot. The prophet Ezekiel was given a vision of God’s temple that God had abandoned due to Israel’s unfaithfulness. But then God returned with this good news: “He said: ‘Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place for the soles of my feet. This is where I will live among the Israelites forever.’” (Ezekiel 43:7).
God was home. He wasn’t in a rush to go anywhere. He was in a place that he wanted to be—with his people. The ultimate fulfillment of this was when the Son of God came and dwelled among us. Look at his bare feet and his hands for the proof of how much he desired to be with you.
The next time you find satisfaction in kicking off your shoes, remember what love your Savior showed by dwelling with you and walking in your place.
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