Footprints in the Sand

Circle-Cross-1GOne night I had a dream.
I dreamed that I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
one belonging 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 of 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 when I needed you most you would leave me”.

The Lord replied, “My child, my precious, precious child,
I love you and 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”.

Another “Footprints” Version

Circle-Cross-1GThe Lord will always walk with you,
along life’s blessed beach.
His footprint’s, there beside your own,
always within reach.

Two sets of footprints, side by side,
from dawn to setting sun.
Yet there may come a day my child,
when you’ll see only one.

But do not think the Lord has left you,
Nothing could be more wrong.
It’s just that he has picked you up,
to carry you along.


Reflection

Flower-Cross-GJesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11.28-29)

… Jesus, Thank You …