The poem ‘Footprints in the Sand’ has gotten me through some dark moments in life. My sister once visited Jerusalem and brought back a scroll with the poem printed on it. This scroll has always hung in my bedroom. After our journey with Eli started, I realized I needed to be reminded that God was carrying me – so, I moved it to the bathroom where I get ready each day. For those that may be unfamiliar with it, here’s the poem:
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.”
Written by Mary Stevenson
As you may know, I have struggled to keep the faith during this time of fear and the unknown but something always happens that brings me back around. I found this cartoon the other day and it made me laugh as I imagine this is what God may be saying to me. ☺