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Footprints In The Sand



Starfish



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.


Footprints


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.


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?”


Footprints


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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