Will today be raining?

a tale of rain drop



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


I found this poem when I was 10 years old. When I read it, I began to cry. I said unto the Lord : “If it is, please stay by my side till the end of my life. Prove to me that you are there and I can live this life on.” Since the day, this poem had became my courage to move forward in this cruel life. I have no one to hold on except my God.

Thank you Mary Stevenson for reminding me of His Greatness!


Author: Irwan Kurniawan

I keep walking the paveway Look up to the gray sky A drop of rain fall on my nose Will today be raining?

12 thoughts on “Footprints

  1. irwan…
    bukannya pengarangnya Margareth Fishback Powers yaa ??
    aku udah dan lagi baca (*tinggal bberpa halaman lagi ) buku terjemahannya -jejak jejak kaki-

    • ah…
      lu bilangin gw jadi keingat mel..
      iya bener… margaret fishback power.. waktu gw kecil gw jga bacanya punya dia..
      sayang maren gw lupa.. jadi gw google dan dapatnya yang mary stevenson.
      baca disini mel, ada 3 pengarang : http://www.wowzone.com/fprints.htm
      klo yang jejak – jejak kaki gw baca pas sma… tapi gw dah lupa apa isinya… buku kecil bukan? warna agak2 pink gtu? tapi dah lupa sih gw.. =.= (gw malah dah ga ingat gw taruh mana bukunya.. lol)

  2. oh, kayaknya beda versi klo gtu… hoho.. saya tunggu deh…. XD

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  4. Hi I am Vennetia Danes from Manado, Indonesia. Yeah I believe it has to be Margareth Fishback Power is the real owner of the poem. I do believe so, because I know her very well, since I was studying in Canada (Vancouver) during 1991 to 1996. She and her husband Joe are my friends, we went to Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, British Columbia (B.C), Canada. I was given her poem 2 copies ( written in piece of wood) and the book with her signatures on these. You can visit my facebook (Vennetia Danes) and have a look photo of me and her & her husband Joe withmy ” Canadian parents” Mr. Cliff Bablitz & Mrs Lois Ion Bablitz. I trust Margaret because she is so humble, down to earth, very religious, and active in social activities to help people in need, children who have problems and invalid, in education, etc…

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