Sunday, October 7, 2012

Footprints In The Sand

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along
the beach with the Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed
two sets of footprints in the sand,
one beloning to him and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the
very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life there is
only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when I needed you most
you would leave me."
The Lord replied "My precious, precious child,
I love you and would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffereing,
when you see only one set of footprints in the sand,
it was then that I carried you."

I remembered this poem and thought that it was very fitting to share.  Everytime that I read this it brings me to tears.  There is just something about this poem that is so moving to me.  I truly believe that God is with us and whether you believe or not, he is very much there with HIS love and strength to help us press on when we feel like giving up.  All things have a way of working themselves out, just have a little faith. 



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