Footprints in the Sand.....

by Eric J H Joyce April. 12, 2008 3658 views

I love this poem and since we missed the big snow storm I wanted to post something fun.

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 were one set of 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.

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 have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied,
“The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you.”
Mary Stevenson

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Elvioandrade 12 years, 10 months ago

Great work!

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Cathrine Stewart 12 years, 10 months ago

Very nice set Eric. That is a fantastic poem to keep at the fore front of our minds. Many times in life the struggles become overbearing and we wonderful how we will ever get through them, but God is faithful to his servants.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Carol 12 years, 10 months ago

" Footprints in the Sand", has always been one of my favorites...
Especially at the end where He said, I carried you.....awesome post.Thank you for sharing....

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 12 years, 10 months ago

Great idea!!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sendao 12 years, 10 months ago

nice set; well done!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Piotrek 12 years, 10 months ago

Wonderful set :)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 12 years, 10 months ago

Great post.
"La mer efface sur le sable les pas des amants désunis."

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Kim 12 years, 10 months ago

First of all, the pictures are really wonderful--especially #3. Second the poem is already a classic but put against these beautiful pics really brings the meaning home. Great work.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Barry Sheehan 12 years, 10 months ago

Great. You bring home the personal meaning of the poem so well. Nice set.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Laura 12 years, 10 months ago

Seems like you started to feel the spring coming!
Lovely post!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lisa 12 years, 10 months ago

I checked in just for the snow and what a nice surprise instead! My favorite book marker when I was a kid had this poem on it.(I think it got left in a book I returned to the library though). Thanks for a great post.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Emme Tan 12 years, 10 months ago

it has always been my fav poem. Great pics come with it well done

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Rebeka 12 years, 10 months ago

good fotos, very interesing and lot of beauty..like the 4..

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Rebecca 12 years, 10 months ago

*respect*

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lynda 12 years, 10 months ago

Eric??This is a stunning, meaningful post. Thank you for sharing the poem and your photos. They fit together beautifully.

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