just when the caterpillar thought that life was over,
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Footprints in the Sand

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed He was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from His life. For each scene He noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonging 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 happened at the very lowest and saddest times of His life.

This really bothered Him 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, 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.

Carolyn Carty, 1963

This has always been one of my favorite poems since the first time I read it!  


Diane said...

A fav of mine too! :O)

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

Hey there Kim,

Tis moi again. Okay I can visualize that. I'll try to use my imagination and put something together....I'll include the things you mentioned as well with how the button is formated....(is 'formated' with one 't' or two?)

Anywho, I'm the same way when I wish I knew how to do something like my husband and I just bought Photoshop CS4 and I swear I want to throw the thing across the room at least 4 times a day!!!

Well I'll work on that but it'll take me a bit since both my kids are recovering from the flu still.

Congrats on your soon to be major roles of wife, stepmom, and mom...wow! That's quite the scary mouthful, yet quite the adventure!!! I'm curious about your testimony...I'm going to check out your blog in a bit and see if you share it anywhere on there.


Sara said...

it doesn't matter how many times i read this poem, it always brings me to tears. thanks for the blessing and reminder today.

He & Me + 3 said...

I love this poem too. Truly shows us how God will never leave us nor forsake us.