blind, the crippled, the dumb and many others, and laid them at His feet, and Hehealed them." Mary became famous for sitting at the feet of Jesus and soaking inthe wisdom of His teaching. Many were laid at His feet unable to walk, and Jesuslifted them up and stood them on their own two feet again, and enabled them towalk and be restored to the world of folks with feet that would function again. Onlythose who have lost the ability to walk can appreciate how beautiful it must havebeen to be laid at the feet of one, who because He created feet could fix them, andmake them work again."I cried because I had no shoes till I saw a man who had no feet," is a popularsaying, but here were crowds who wept for joy, for those with no feet walked awayfrom the feet of Jesus having been made whole. Walking is being revived in our dayfor health and exercise, but in the day of Christ walking was a necessity, and that iswhy one of the most frequent miracles of the New Testament was that of making thelame walk. To be put back on your feet was to be given new life. We take our feetfor granted, and do not often consider that they are one of the wonders of creation.Leonardo da Vinci called the feet, "A masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." There are 26 bones in each foot or 52 in both, and that is one forth of thebones in our body. By means of these instruments the average person by the age of 55 has walked 70,000 miles, or 2 and one half times around the world. GiletteBurgess may sound silly, but he was rightly amazed when he wrote-My feet, they haul me round the house,And hoist me up the stairs.I only have to steer them, andThey ride me everywheres.Another poet wrote some lines that became more well known.Lives of great men all remind usWe can make our lives sublime,And departing leave behind usFootprints in the sands of time.Jesus did so more than any other who has ever lived, and we want to sit at Hisfeet and focus on them, for His footprints have changed the course of history. Everyplace the feet of Jesus touched have become places of deep interest, study, andresearch. We cannot look at all 27 references, and so we will only get a foot in thedoor of this lowly yet lofty subject. We will focus on the feet of Jesus from the pointof view of them being instruments of sovereignty, suffering, and of service. First letslook at His feet as-I. INSTRUMENTS OF SOVEREIGNTY.