Saturday, January 11, 2014

Footprints in the Sand

I came across this beautiful poem that was posted on one of my friend’s Facebook page. And I couldn’t help myself I just needed to share it with you...

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

Photo taken by my talented 16 year old sister Molly!!!

This poem brings me to tears, and just makes me go wow!!!!! What an incredible God we have, that he will carry us through the tough time and even when we don’t know it.

Happy Saturday xx