New shoes for an old friend
December 28 2001 by Tony W. Cartledge , BR Editor

New shoes for an old friend | Friday, Dec. 28, 2001

Friday, Dec. 28, 2001

New shoes for an old friend

By Tony W. Cartledge BR Editor I bought Trigger some new shoes for Christmas. Trigger is my faithful mount (a white Intrigue), and he needed shoes badly - the old ones had 87,000 miles on them.

Previously, I've never had a set of tires to last more than 60,000 miles, so I was amazed when the original set, like the Energizer Bunny, kept going and going and going.

There was still good tread on the tires when I finally gave in, went to Wal-Mart and bought another set just like them. They might have gone another 5,000 miles. But, with winter coming - assuming that it does eventually get here - I thought the extra traction might come in handy.

Automobile tires, like shoes, are more important for their functionality than their looks. Tires come with letters or stripes or basic black. They can be wide or narrow, fat or skinny. Some folks pay them little attention, while others like to shine them up like patent leather.

Shoes come in far greater variety - loafers and lace-ups, sneakers and dress shoes, pumps and mules, boots and clogs, sandals and high heels, in every color imaginable.

Foot fashions seem to change often, sometimes for the worse.

I have seen some really ugly shoes in my life, including a couple of pair I spotted last Sunday. I won't mention any names.

But, if shoes are comfortable and dependable, if they get you where you need to go, they've done their job.

One of the places we all need to go is on the trail in search of people who don't yet know Christ. "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news," the Bible says (Isa. 52:7; Rom. 10:15), and we have the best news ever.

Wearing ugly shoes doesn't mean you can't have beautiful feet.

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