How far did Jesus walk? (Answer at the end of this column).
Oh, Jesus I love you. I lie before you and worship at Your Feet. At Your Feet so many found love and life and cleansing. I too reach out to touch you and adore You the Lord of heaven and earth.
Thank you Jesus for walking this earth. Your feet so fresh and tender as the Baby in Bethlehem was later nailed to the cross for me. Your feet carried you as a young child in Bethlehem to Egypt and back to Nazareth. Your feet walked in what is now Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and Israel.
Along the roads and trails of sand and rock You walked bringing hope, love, forgiveness and good news. Thank you Jesus for Your feet.
At your feet sinners found forgiveness and the sick were healed. It was then and it is the same today. You love us on this earth today. Thank you Jesus for every step, every mile. Thank You Jesus for coming to this earth to save us and give new life and forgiveness through Your Holy Blood.
You, Jesus are worthy of all our love and trust and worship. Thank You Jesus for your feet.’
I am now going to give you just a brief look at some of the passages in the Gospels that speak of Jesus’ feet or of Him walking and traveling. I will let you read this and then I will comment further.
The following are scriptures concerning Jesus:
Matthew 15:30 Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them.
Matthew 28:9 And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.
Mark 5:22 And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet.
Mark 7:25 For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet.
Luke 7:37-50 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil,
and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head;
and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.”
And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he said, “Teacher, say it.”
“There was a certain creditor who had two debtors.
One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
“And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. “You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in.
“You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil.
“Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” And He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” Luke 8:35
Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. Luke 10:38-39
Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. Luke 17:15-16
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God,
and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. Luke 24:38-40
And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? “Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. John 11:2
It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. John 11:32
Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 12:3
Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matt 14:25
Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. Mark 6:48
Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by. Mark 11:27
Then they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him. John 1:36
And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” John 6:19
So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. John 7:1
After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him. John 10:23
And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.
Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there remained with His disciples. Luke 9:53
But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the walk to Jerusalem. Luke 13:33
“Nevertheless I must walk today, tomorrow, and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem. John 4:6-7
Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His walking, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” Matthew 12:1
At that time Jesus walked through the grain fields on the Sabbath. And His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.
I could go on and on giving you more of these scriptures that speak of Jesus and His Feet or Jesus walking, etc. However, I fee this is enough to get the point over that Jesus walked on His feet mile after mile and people came to Him and fell at His Feet or kissed His feet or washed His Feet.
Jesus walked for us. Now let us walk for Him going to all the world with His message of life and salvation and love.
Let’s go and tell! Live and show! That people may come to Know and Follow Jesus!
In answer to the question ‘how far did Jesus walk’
I believe the Bible shows that Jesus walked at least
21,525 Miles (34,640 km)
This is almost the distance around the earth at the equator! I wrote about how far Jesus walked and it’s listed under Inspiration and Witness on this website.
Pilgrim followers of Jesus,
Arthur and Denise Blessitt