Jacob’s Ladder: My Best ShoesFeb 16th, 2012 | By Jacob | Category: Editorials
By Jacob Bembry
The warrior dons his breastplate, puts on his shoes and grabs his sword and his shield. He is prepared to do battle against the mightiest foe.
The businessman dons his three-piece suit, puts on his shoes, grabs his briefcase and feels overwhelmed by his opponent, the economy.
The journalist dons his everyday wear, puts on his shoes, grabs his computer and notes and feels like he is fighting an endless battle, trying to shine light on the truth.
All of these people have something in common. They all have battles to fight. All of them also have on shoes.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if there were no shoes? I enjoy going barefooted around the house but it is still dangerous. Many times, there are unseen dangers that I may step on and hurt my foot. The feet are protected however when I am wearing shoes.
In Ephesians, we are told to put on the shoes of the Gospel of Peace. We need to go out and proclaim to the world that Christ lives in us.
I feel there is no person in the world who has more reason to tell people about Christ than I do. God answered prayers and lifted me back on my feet in December 2011 when I literally looked death in the face.
I want to tell the world about Christ but I must make sure that I put on my best shoes to do it so that I might not stumble on a rock or get my feet cut by glass when I do it.