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An Inspiring Poem I found - Footprints In The Sand
By dancegal2002
On Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:14 PM
Moved to Religion by TheMidlakeMuse (78507) on 2009-04-26 23:29:17 "Poetry" is for original works. This is better suited to the Religion board.

Hi all,
I found a beautiful poem which when i read it, lifts my mood, enjoy!


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 was one only.

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

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

By
Mary Stevenson, 1936

8 Replies to An Inspiring Poem I found - Footprints In The Sand

re: An Inspiring Poem I found - Footprints In The Sand
By Ballet_Baibemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Apr 27, 2009 08:43 AM
I love that poem, I have it on my wall.

Ballet_Baibe
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By dancinqt5013member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:42 AM
I used to have a bookmark with that poem on it. It's very sweet and uplifting. Also, Leona Lewis sings a song called "Footprints in the Sand" which I believe is loosely based on this poem, except that it's about friendship not God. It's a pretty song.
re: An Inspiring Poem I found - Footprints In The Sand
By iluvdance6
On Sat May 02, 2009 04:28 PM
Thanks for sharing that poem. It is really inspiring and lifted my mood too!
re: An Inspiring Poem I found - Footprints In The Sand
By blonde_redhead1
On Fri May 15, 2009 02:25 PM
read that at my mums funeral 11 years ago, I remember it like it was yesterday xx
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By dancegirl90member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue May 19, 2009 04:01 PM
This is extremely beautiful and heartwarming. Even though I don't follow religion. The concept is really nice.
re: An Inspiring Poem I found - Footprints In The Sand
By miraclefrmheavnmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Jun 04, 2009 05:48 PM
That is my favorite poem too. It's so beautiful. :D Thank you for sharing it with us. :)
re: An Inspiring Poem I found - Footprints In The Sand
By dancegal2002
On Mon Jun 08, 2009 02:12 AM
I know it is a wonderful poem, i love it! I also have it in my room! :)
re: An Inspiring Poem I found - Footprints In The Sand
By elliebelliemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jul 03, 2009 06:42 AM
My Nan has this poem on a glass frame (like a glass print thing?) at her place in the room I stay in when I go there for school. It's very sweet. She also has it on her fridge lol.

elliebellie

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