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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Footprints

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamt he was walking with the Lord.

Across the sky flashed scenes of his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets
of footprints in the sand:
One belonged 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 had
happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered the man 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 child, I love you
and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."


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7 comments:

Colorado Baby Cares said...

This is so beautiful, Footprints in the sand...It is a beautiful post Colin, thanks for posting it, CB your buddy

Faizal said...

Hi there, just dropping by to say Hello,

I found your blog from the Big Bang Master List.

Have a nice day.

And that is a beautiful poem.

Kimba The White Lioness said...

This is my most favorite poem of all time! I have a framed one on my desk in my home office. It serves as a constant reminder that the eyes of God are always upon me, watching out for me, that my hand is always resting within His own while He leads me, and that no matter what happens in my life, He will ALWAYS be there to carry me through to the other side.

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jasmine ann said...

I absolutely adore this poem, very lovely. Thank you for sharing this.

NiƱa said...

This poem has never failed to inspire me and the beautiful meaning it conveys.

What a great site you have here...:)

AngelBaby said...

I love this poem, it is so beautiful and so true. I always think of it when I am having a difficult time. Thank you for sharing this.

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Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby