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Friday, 15 January 2021 07:00

Enjoying Summer #2 - Beach Walk Ponderings

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Footprints in the Sand is a rather well-known story/poem. In a time of year when beach walks are common, it offers us some insight and encouragement in our own life journey. Whether this is familiar to you or not, I invite you to read and pray with it with fresh eyes and an open heart. How might God want to use it to speak to you at this time?

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.
"I don’t understand why, when I need You 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."

(Authorship disputed)