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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Footprints in the Sand : A beautiful Poem


One night I had a dream. I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the lord.
And across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One set belonged to me, and the other to the lord. When the last scene of my life flashed before us, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. And I noticed that many times along the path of life, there was only one set of footprints. I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life. This really bothered me so I questioned the lord about it.

One set of footprints in the sand
Lord, you promised me you'd hold my hand
Tell my why in the troubled time I looked back and I would find
One set of footprints in the sand

Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you would walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there's only one set of footsteps. I don't understand why in times I needed you most you should leave me. And the Lord replied, My precious, precious child, I love you. And I would never, never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I was carrying you.

One set of footprints in the sand
Oh yes, at last I understand
Through every storm he carried me now I praise the lord each time I see
One set of footprints in the sand
One set of footprints in the sand 
by Cristy Lane

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