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.”
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!