Friday, September 25, 2009
Anointing or Refreshing the feet of the weary traveler
It was customary 'back in the day' when folks walked around in sandals to wash each others feet when you entered a home. Transportation was different and in the city and towns people walked a lot more frequently. Here we see a picture of what may be Mary Magdala anointing the feet of Jesus with her oil and tears. The feet and hands are the two places on the body where the skin is most porous. Here if anything penetrable touches the skin in will go through and enter the blood stream. That is why it is so important to use gloves when working with any type of chemicals. It is also one of the two best places to put essential oils on your body for they will quickly enter into the blood stream and perform their majestic/magic work. I encourage you if you feel tired or just need a lift to put therapeutic grade essential oils on your hands and feet. I do it sometimes right before I go to bed or when I wake up in the morning. This is also a great place to put oils on someone who is not familiar with them or who might never had an application previously. (Note: Do be cautious when applying oils 'neat' or directly on the skin they can be uncomfortable when touching mucus membranes such as the eyes, nose, mouth, and other private areas.)
Our journeys often become weary in our well doing please take some time to love your feet, after all they are the ones that are carrying you on your journey.
He will make the place of His feet glorious. How lovely on the mountains are the feet of them who bring good news announcing peace proclaiming news of happiness that our God reigns. Come sit and rest , here, until I make thine enemies my footstool.