…and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace. (Ephesians 6:15)
As a young infantryman in training the Drill Sergeant kept saying to us, ‘We’ll be traveling by LPCs today.’ We always expected some vehicle to pick us up and take us to our destination. Invariably, we would end up walking everywhere we went. Then we figured it out. LPC stood for Leather Personnel Carrier, boots! The soldier’s feet are one of his greatest assets and must be protected with properly fitted boots. They protect the feet of those on the go. Jesus commanded us to ‘Go.’ In Matthew 28:19, He says, ‘Go, therefore, and make disciples…’ We are called to a mission. And, as we are going, part of our protection and presentation is the Gospel. Think about that for a few minutes. There’s protection in presenting Jesus Christ and bringing peace into other’s lives. Lace up those boots!