Footprints In The Sand


Since there is some sort of a dispute about the original verse and author, I have
included both of them in my site.  You may see the other version by clicking here

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 ~
Copyright 1984

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