Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Footprints In The Sand

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.

That 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 wit 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 been only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you."

~Mary Stevenson~

Amazing story.. Ever since I heard this story, I just fell in love with this story. I read this many many times but still it's a total new encounter when I read this same story at different time in my llife. We are always blinded by our self-centeredness. everything we do, everything we say is always about us and we always think for ourself only.

The last part when God replied it's like a big slap in the face with love. I guess we are not so great after all. I need you Lord in my life! Thank you so much..

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