Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More Than Just Wordless Wednesday

Footprints in the Sand

        One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
           Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
              In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
                 Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
                    other times there were one set of footprints.

          This bothered me because I noticed
             that during the low periods of my life,
                 when I was suffering from
                    anguish, sorrow or defeat,
                        I could see only one set of footprints.

          So I said to the Lord,
      "You promised me Lord,
         that if I followed you,
             you would walk with me always.
                   But I have noticed that during
                       the most trying periods of my life
                          there have only been one
                              set of footprints in the sand.
                                 Why, when I needed you most,
                                     you have not been there for me?"

                                 The Lord replied,
                          "The times when you have
                  seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
          is when I carried you."
                                            Mary Stevenson

This is my favorite poem and I wanted to share it with you since today I don't have any pictures.  This little poem has gotten me through a lot of tough times.  Hope it will do the same for you.

1 comment:

Omix4 said...

I love this poem too and HE carried me many miles. Thanks for sharing it. It helps to jog my memory.