Casa Beebe

"It was then that I carried you."

 

Footprints in the Sand

One night I had a dream–

I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.

For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints,
one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.

I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.

I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.

This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would 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 in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering.

“When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.”

~Mary Stevenson~

Copyright Mary Stevenson

One of my favorite poems. I have loved it since I was a child.

I needed to be reminded tonight, after a difficult day, that I am not alone. That I have support and love. That the Lord said he would never leave me during times of trial and suffering.

So I am going to head to bed knowing that the Lord will carry me.

Peace to all tonight.

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This entry was posted on July 30, 2011 by in anxiety, peace, poem, prayer.
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