In a little town in the middle of nowhere lived a man and his two children. He spent all his time and money helping them how to grow up and make wise choices. His children repaid him by fighting each other and getting into trouble. He decided to build a fence around his house. The idea of this and the big gate was to keep his children near to him and out of trouble.
When they started high school these two got worse. If they were not fighting each other, they started fights with others. Soon the word got around about their violent antics. Their peers began avoiding them. These two had made bad choices. All this broke their father’s heart, who incidentally still loved them.
As a single parent, their father tried to do the best that He could. With a breaking heart, he waved when they left home off to live in the big city. They kept in touch with their father on a regular basis. Sadly it was only when they wanted something, usually money.
When God tries to help his wayward children, they did not listen either. In His anger, He tried washing them out with water. With a fresh start, Noah and his family repopulated the earth. Wrong choices surfaced and the rot got in yet again. God then decided to confuse them all by giving each social group a new language. It slowed them down some but they just kept going back to the old ways.
In the end there was only one thing left to do. God came in the form of Jesus to come and live among us. He took 12 people and lectured them on the finer points of life then released them to go out on the highways and byways. Their feet brought the good news of salvation an ability to heal the broken-hearted and to set the captive free.
Jesus' feet walked one last dusty road. It led from a garden to a cross upon a hill. His beautiful feet had a long Roman nail hammered through them. Then Jesus died for you and me.