Footprints in the Sand (Poem)

One night I dreamed a dream.

As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.

Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.

For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,

One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,

I looked back at the footprints in the sand.

I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,

especially at the very lowest and saddest times,

there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.

“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,

You’d walk with me all the way.

But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,

there was only one set of footprints.

I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you

Never, ever, during your trials and testings.

When you saw only one set of footprints,

It was then that I carried you.”

My Pondering

It’s good to dream and to ponder our dreams, especially the one’s which really impact you. It’s also okay to ask God hard things, especially when we have the right attitude of respect and seeking understanding. It is after-all more than religion, it’s a relationship.

We can also gather by this poem, to trust God and keep a full perspective.

Sometimes, all the we can do is to ‘trust and obey’. At all times, we should ‘trust and obey’. When we are scared and lonely, when the devil is sifting us, we definitely should ‘trust and obey’…for there is ‘no other way’…that leads anywhere good.

What are your ponderings regarding this poem? Have you read it previously? Please share in the comments and share this blog if you care…or not 😉 It’s all good.

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