Speaking recently with a friend as he told me the story of his adopted sisters arrival,
he himself is adopted, and this story was relayed to me as we prepared the funeral service for their father.
He described a time when his dad was still in bed and he and his wife heard the foot steps of their daughter as a toddler coming down the hall , on hearing her foot steps, that they knew they had made the right choice in adopting her.
It is said ‘how beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news’.
As we many of us prepare to celebrate the arrival of Jesus, and as we consider those who were trusted with the task of bearing the good news, the dodgy, the mistrusted, the ‘low life’, the confused, the bewildered, the marginalised and the vunerable it is true of them that they indeed had beautiful feet.
GOOD TIDINGS (NEWS) OF GREAT JOY
DONT BE AFRAID I BRING GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY
FOR ALL PEOPLE
(painting By Gabby Willmott: based on my partners feet)