How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News…
My husbands grandfather Percy was one of 9 boys. The family could not afford to buy shoes for all the boys so they shared a few pairs between them. Taking it in turns to go to school to be educated only when they were wearing the shoes. That is what happened in England 90 years ago.
On my recent trip to Haiti I discovered the importance of shoes. The terrain is rough, walking in flip flops is a dangerous occupation. But many of the children in the community near Hope House do not possess shoes, and if they do they will be ill fitting. Pride in appearance is very important, this means polishing the dust off each day with your finger.
We didn’t know much about this boy and he has no idea what an impact he has had on our family, but he has been faithfully remembered and prayed for by my son. I was under instruction to get an up to date photo of Ledmond this year. I asked the teachers could I see him but he wasn’t there. I wasn’t quite expecting the reply: “He can not come to school because he has no shoes! ” He missed out on the special treats that day, (though I entrusted some supplies to the teacher). It broke my heart, I had to walk away and gather my composure and wipe away my tears.
Children have power within their hands to make a difference. What can you inspire your kids to do…?