Monday, February 21, 2011

A Favorite Poem

~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 was one only.

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 has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”"

~Mary Stevenson, 1936

You can read Mary's story here. I found this for the first time today...

9 comments:

Mama Hen said...

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tawna6988 said...

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

LOVE this.

I am a new follower from Welcome Wednesday. Hope you stop by my blog! http://littlemissemmylou.blogspot.com/

I look forward to your encouraging scriptures and posts!

Pamela said...

Love this because I've PROVEN it over and over. But I needed to read it again and I'm so glad I did.

Followed you here from Welcome Wednesday.

curlie girlie said...

I'm a new follower from Welcome Wednesday. Come follow me too! :)
Sara
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Stacey said...

I could really use a restful place sometimes! I am now following... You can check me out at http://www.confessionscyster.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Heather said...

I love this poem. I used to have a poster of it on my wall! :)

I'm a new follower from the Blog Hop Skip and Jump. I'd love for you to follow back.

Have a great day!

Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

Jayme - Teachable Moments said...

I also loved this poem and really enjoyed reading your blog...new follower from Welcome Wednesday. Follow back if you get the chance!

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Neuffj said...

I love this poem, one of my favorites! I am your newest Follower from Welcome Wednesdays. I would love a follow back. You can find my blog here!

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