7 How well fitting on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces deliverance, who says to Zion, “Your God is reigning as king.” 8 The sound of your watchmen! They lift up that sound; together they sing for joy; because they see Yahveh’s return to Zion clearly. 9 Break forth, sing for joy together, ruins of Jerusalem, because Yahveh has comforted his people; he has redeemed Jerusalem. 10 Yahveh has bared the arm of his holiness to the eyes of all the nations, and the whole land will see deliverance from our God.
feet and voices
The word translated “beautiful” – describing the feet of those bringing the good news of God’s deliverance – has the connotation of fitting well. I am reminded of my wife, who has the most difficult time finding footwear that fits right. We spend lots of time in stores, where she tries on pair after pair. Isaiah uses a word that speaks of feet fitting in appropriately. He then goes on to describe voices which harmonize together. The idea behind both these metaphors is that the news of deliverance just feel right.
The LORD has some good news for us in Christ. When we finally hear that our sins have been forgiven by Christ’s death on Calvary, it feels great. We want to kiss those beautiful feet who brought such good news to us.
LORD, help us to be the well-fitting feet who bring good news of your deliverance to others.