Thursday, June 24, 2010

Footprints in the Sand -- Poem

Footprints in the Sand - Poem

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)


Laura said...

I love this poem! It's such a great reminder of how Jesus is always there when we are hurting.
Hey- have you heard anything new about Micah Doerr? Just wondering if you did, no word here...

Lydia said...

No~ I'm sorry, I don't know anything new. I will let you know if I get an update!