A Philippine official said Monday (September 24, 2012) that a legendary collection of shoes and other possessions left behind by former first lady Imelda Marcos and her dictator husband have no historical significance, except for some Philippine-made gowns.
Imelda Marcos left behind at least 1,220 pairs of shoes (wow!), along with a vast collection of clothes and accessories, when she fled to the U.S. with her husband, President Ferdinand Marcos, during a 1986 uprising.
I have about 6 pairs of shoes in shoe rack. I thought about what kind of shoes we Christians need to put on.
There is always an answer found in the Word of God that I meditate on every day: Shoes of Good News.
We read in, Ephesians 6:15;
“For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.”
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!””
“And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!””
What is the Good News to us? That’s the Gospel of Peace proclaiming, “Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ is coming and He reigns!”
“He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.”