September 06, 2009

Sunday Citar



I have always loved this "story".

I am not an overly religious person.

Is "overly" a word?

But I always think of this when going through difficult times.

And need to be "carried".



Footprints in the Sand.

Last night I had a dream. I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonged to me, the other to the 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.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it. “Lord, you said once I decided to follow you, You’d walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of suffering, when you could see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”


Margaret Fishback Powers, 1964



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11 comments:

Foursons said...

Yup, me too. It's one of the best in my opinion.

JennyMac said...

This is a classic beautiful story.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Beautiful! Happy Sunday Citar! ♥

Heather said...

I so love this quote as well. It has pulled me thought the rough moments

Muthering Heights said...

It is so encouraging!

Twisted Cinderella said...

I have always loved that one too.

septembermom said...

I'm always moved by this beautiful story. Thank you!

Heatherlyn said...

It is a beautiful story. I always love it!

Jen said...

this is just beautiful. I too love that poem.

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

♥Beautiful♥

Sabrina said...

Always good to remember when you're feeling abandoned in the worst times. God is always there.