Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Something To Remember


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 daughter, 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.”

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A special "Thank you" to Kathleen of Faded Charm for hosting White Wednesday!

15 comments:

Gail said...

Debbie,
That's one of my favorites, thanks for reminding me of this lovely story.......

32˙North said...

Hi Debbie,

Gail is right, it's a wonderful story to remember! And your shells are charming!

Amanda

Marydon Ford said...

My favorite poem of God ...
TY for sharing. TTFN ~ Marydon

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

That is one of my favorites, Debbie! Thanks for the reminder!

Warmly,
Lori

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I love this!
I needed to hear this today, thank you.

Hugs,
Anne

Faded Charm said...

I have always loved this story and your beautiful shell photos fit into it so nicely. Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy this sunshine we are having.

Kathleen

tales from an oc cottage said...

Beautiful.

m ^..^

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
I follow your blog, but saw your link over at Counting Your Blessing's Link Up blog, so I thought I would come see what you're up to. :) I love the old scale, with it's chippy paint!! How can I get involved in White Wednesdays? Sounds like fun. :)
~ Jo

Counting Your Blessings said...

Praising Him for the many, many times He has carried me! Your shells are perfectly LOVELY! =) Blessings... Polly

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful ~ Thank You for Reminding Us All.....

Miss Gracie's House said...

Great encouragement to my heart right now...thank you.
rene

Lady Farmer said...

Beautiful ~ poem and shells!
Be blessed!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, This wonderful story touched my heart! I love this beautiful truth! God is so faithful, and loves us so much! Without Him I could not have handled the trials in my life! ANd the joys would not have been so sweet!
Thank you for adding the serene white shell photos! They told the story right along with the words.
I'm so happy to stop by!
Yvonne

Florence said...

I love that poem, it is a constant reminder to us. Florence

brenda sue said...

How many times have I heard that one.... but for some reason I couldnt read it without crying this time....hmmmm go figure