Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Footprints in the sand...

This series is of beach sand with footprints made by man and by the sea...
 It serves to remind us that every 'contact leaves a trace'...
It is therefore wise to consider our ways as we walk through the sandy beaches that are the lives of others... E:thos

I'd like to share a poem with you that has been a comfort to me in difficult times and a beautiful reminder of the love God has for me...I hope you are blessed and encouraged by it.

Footprints in the sand... A poem by Mary Stevenson  

Last night I had a dream. 
 I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
 Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
 For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: 
one belonged to me, the other to the Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
 I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
 I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
 especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
 there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it. 
 “Lord, you said once I decided to follow you, You’d walk with me all the way. 
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
 there was only one set of footprints.
 I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

The Lord replied,
 “My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. 
During your times of suffering, when you could see only one set of footprints,
 it was then that I carried you.”


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