The Heel of God’s Shoe

Click. Clack. Click. Clack.

It was Children’s Weekend.

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Yesterday, families were out to have all sorts of fun. Bouncing castles and face painting, ping-pong and virtual reality, book readings and arts and craft – all the fun you can imagine. But today, we had a different kind of fun when we gathered at church to fellowship as the kids were put in charge of every bit of the service.

I had coordinated the dance routines for the teens and 8-year-old to 9-year-old kids, so I was a bit all over the place at the start of the service, but for a brief moment when I stood at the back to listen to what was going on, I heard something that made me almost jump out of my wedges and run to the front in excitement. I did go to the front, but in a less dramatic way, and only to find out who had said what I had just heard.

Here’s the background: It was Bible Study time. The kids all sat in front as the beautiful Eniola who was coordinating the session stood before them with the mic in her hand. She had asked everyone to share who they believe they are, as the theme for the weekend was ‘I Am’, and some of the kids were having a go.

“I am awesome”

“I am amazing”

“I am fearfully and wonderfully made”

Those were the sort of answers that came through and we were all excited to know that our children believed these things. It is important for them to know who they are in Christ, and that, I believe, should be the foundation of their entire existence here on earth.

The answers kept pouring through until one that stopped everyone in their tracks, freezing us like ice-lollies.

Oh, I froze, if I didn’t, I would have missed it:

“I am the heel of God’s shoe”, said 8-year-old Meso.

Say what?


I am the heel of God’s shoe

Of course, there was an uproar. And I think it was more from the fact that what she said had just flown over our heads like a boomerang. I can bet my last penny that a lot of us adults did not IMMEDIATELY understand what she said. It was deep. Very deep. And I can also bet whatever penny I have left that a few of those who heard that statement would probably not remember it by the end of the day, but that is the kind of statement that sends the deep-thinker/writer in me jumping like a little girl with a lollipop. In the midst of the excitement, I walked up towards the front to ask who said it and I was told it was Meso. Walking back, I tried to unravel what she had said – I am the heel of God’s shoe – what could she mean? I looked at my wedges and wondered what use the heels were and that was when it struck me.

I am the heel of God’s shoe.

Have you ever walked into a meeting or a gathering, wearing stilettoesย walking on a concrete floor – and you are late?


The sound of your heels will cause every head in the room to turn.

So is that what she meant? I don’t know, and I’m still going to ask her. But my take on her statement is this: that being the heel of God’s shoe is to be the source of the sound God makes when He’s walking about. It means that our existence brings evidence of the presence of God.ย It means that when others see us, they have heard the sound of God just walk in the room.

O that we will all be heels of God’s many shoes, that we may fill the earth with the sound of Him walking around, doing good!

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. Psalm 8:2 (KJV)

44 thoughts on “The Heel of God’s Shoe

  1. Wow. That is very deep. Isnโ€™t it crazy the things they say? Once, driving home from my parents, my son (about three or four) looked up at the sky and said โ€œI see the face of God.โ€ I said โ€œwhat? What did you say?โ€ He said โ€œI see the face of God – right there at the top of that mountain in that cloud.โ€ It gave me chills.

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    1. That would give me chills too, wow, to see the face of God… I’m even having chills reading it. I pray He always sees God’s face, like Joshua who always remained in the tabernacle even after Moses would leave.

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  2. Wow, the things kids say!!! That one packs a punch! I related your post to my husband and asked him (before I read the rest of your post) what he thought it might mean. He linked it to walking “on the heels” of someone, following closely. We concluded that, if you ask ten different people what it meant, you would get ten different perspectives.
    That was cool. I like your perspective. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. So so true. To be on God’s heels, following closely after Him, that should be our deepest longing. And I’m just happy that this will help us get so many perspectives as others read it and share their thoughts. Thanks for sharing what your darling husband said. He is a deep thinker too, I presume. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  3. Very deep statement that was. Am still pondering on the statement; thanks for the beautiful write up as that has given me a different insight, from what I understood from it. Children are indeed awesome.

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  4. Wow! This is amazing! And from a child too. Oh, that we would be more and more like these ones in our faith. God bless Meso. May she never depart from this path.

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  5. Reading this the first thing that came to mind: โ€˜ we are pencils in the hands of the creatorโ€™. But then again, this got me searching Google for the purpose of heels of shoes. It is defintely deeper than I thought and can be interpreted in so many ways. God bless you Nmeso!

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  6. I didnโ€™t even hear her as I was all over the place.
    This is amazing, I have never thought of this before, never in my life.

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  7. I love it! Wow! That is so deep! My take on it: When I think of the heel of a shoe, I think of it cushioning and supporting the foot and the toes of the body. The parts of the body that seem to be weaker are absolutely necessary, even the foot and the toes. I feel that God wants us all to love and support those who seem to be the least in the body of Christ. The least are sometimes the most honorable in His eyesโ€”therefore I am the heel of Godโ€™s shoe! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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  8. I love out of the mouth of Babes! My son has said more things to me than I can count, but I have really paid attention. One such thing was: MOM, don’t ever let that go to your head! He was referring to pride that we all struggle with. Love the post!! And thank you!

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  9. Aww โ€“ what a great post! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ My first thought was of Genesis 3-4, and how it indicates that the heel of Jesus will bruise the head of the serpent. Due to His work on the cross, now He and I are one. Therefore, the heel of Jesus is also in my heel.

    Thatโ€™s what came to my mind, anyway! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Wow! Such a profound statement! So many ways that could interpreted.

    I see it has stepping on the head of the serpent. If I am crushing a snakes head I also use my heel and not the ball of my feet because the heel as more strength.

    At yet I can see where Kathy’s husband came up with his thought as well as yours.

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