This famous Poem Footprints in the Sand contains Christian beliefs and describes the belief that when a person was walking on the beach he was not really alone but also had God with him who had footprints on the sand of both. In fact, this poem reflects the moments of life when a person becomes very frustrated. God says the footprint track showed my presence with you. I did not leave you alone even in the difficult moments of life.
Footprints In The Sand
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other 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 very
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, you’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when
I needed you 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.”
Another “Footprints” Version
The Lord will always walk with you,
along life’s blessed beach.
His footprint’s, there beside your own,
always within reach.
Two sets of footprints, side by side,
from dawn to setting sun.
Yet there may come a day my child,
when you’ll see only one.
But do not think the Lord has left you,
Nothing could be more wrong.
It’s just that he has picked you up,
to carry you along.
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