Foolproof Footwear

Today I woke up with fond memories of my campus life.  The lectures especially.  I miss them.  Just today. Only today. 😁 You never knew what to expect.  There was Environmental Psychology (was it?), by Dr. N. Muthiani.  Something about wanton living and Imelda Marcos. Former First lady of The Philippines that is known, of all things, for her extravagant shoe collection. Travelling the world to buy designer shoes at a time when Filipinos were in poverty.
Google her. It’s interesting really. 
Anyhu, that was in my 2nd year of Campus.  I had quite a collection of shoes that I’d never worn myself. So I stopped buying shoes. 😂
I lie.  But I did step down that number by alot. 

Shoes though! That’s a tricky subject.  Not many people get it right.  I mean, there’s very few people whose taste in shoes I’d applaud. Have you met someone so tastefully dressed but whose shoes just make you want to weep? Have you? This lady who is always dressed to kill bless, but only up to her ankles? Shoes so bad they make you want to become a cobbler? And it doesn’t matter btw! It could be the most expensive pair in the world, but it looks like worn tyres🙈. There are shoes that go for $3M.  Some red ruby slippers.  That don’t even look like a tithe of that amount.  😕
Footwear is tricky, guys. 
Little wonder then,  that the Master would take all of 60 precious seconds to guide us on the choice of footwear that He’d love to see us wear.  The family of believers.  Household of Faith. Bride of Christ. You see how schools like Limuru Girls will require that all their girls wear brown leather shoes?

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📷 Gonzalo Díaz Fornero - Snow

Something like that. 

For Shoes, put on the readiness to preach the Good News of peace with God (so that you will be fully prepared, to face the enemy with firm-rooted stability, promptness and readiness) ” [Eph 6:15,NLT emphasis, Mine]

Would you look at that! 🙌
Footwear is important. It says where you’re going.  Or coming from. Even where you belong. I mean, if you saw a KDF soldier in all the splendor of their army fatigue, and Bata patapata! That would be something. Something sad. 

Or how waitresses hardly serve you at a busy restaurant in 6 inch heels.

Or how surgeons do not go into theatre with the beautiful beaded maasai sandals they got last Christmas!

As Christ carefully laid out the outfit for His bride (See previous Bridezilla post), He picked out her shoes too.  Something fitting all occasions. Something you can wear at a wedding, and dash to a funeral in too.  Something you can take to a nuclear war, and rush back home for dinner in too. Something you can drive a battle tanker in and on arrival at base,  hop into your Vitz and speed off into the sunset in.  Something you can take to your bosses office, and soon after take to your kids school, after a long day. 
All purpose shoes.  All weather shoes .  All season shoes. Good for all spiritual terrain.  Shoes you can walk in on earth, and pull up at Heaven’s pearly gates in, without a shadow of doubt. 

Shoes that have stood the test of time. Foolproof footwear. Simple. Faultless. Fit for you and me.  The bride and the groom. In your ride and your room. Shoes sure to win a race, populate heaven, revive a soul, uplift a drooping head, inspire change, set things right, build up nations, fill hearts with joy, put an end to social vices, renew leases on life. Shoes sure to bring healing to broken flesh, bring back life into failing lungs.

Shoes you cannot afford to leave home. Ever! Shoes set to Make Jesus Known. His crazy love for humanity. His suffering and death. His conquering might. His triumphant resurrection. His eternal reign. His shiftless sitting-on The Throne.
Shoes branded, The Good News! 🙌

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