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Footprints

I read the following poem for the first time on a postcard in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It touched my heart so deeply that I bought the postcard and from then on, have loved the poem. It means so much to me because it has made me think more about God and Christianity. It has also made me feel safer during rough times. If yo haven't read it yet, I hope it will takes place in your heart as it did in mine.

 

One night a man had a dream

He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord

Across the sky scenes flashed from his life.

For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand:

one belonging to him and one belonging to the Lord.

 

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,

he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of his life

there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the lowest and saddest times in his life.

 

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it:

"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,

yo'd walk with me all the way.

But I noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life

there is only one set of footprints.

I don't understand why when I need 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 trial and suffering,

when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

 

Author unknown

 

 

 

This poem, too, has significant meaning. It was written on a Hallmark card given to me by my closest friend, Debra. It means so much to me because it deals with taking care of the environment. I hope you like it.

 

MAY THE FOOTPRINTS

WE LEAVE BEHIND

SHOW THAT WE'VE

WALKED IN KINDNESS

TOWARD THE EARTH

AND EVERY

LIVING THING.

 

Inspired by

American Indian Philosophy

 

 

Please remember that everything you do means something. Don't walk in other people's footprints,
make your own.