Thought of the day

I hope you’re all enjoying the lead-up to Christmas and the New Year. I came across a copy of one of my favourite poems the other day and thought I’d share it with you. There have been many adaptations and various claims on the authorship, but this is my favourite version.

I Had a Dream
One night I had a dream
I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets
of footprints in the sand,
one belonging to me
and the other to my Lord.
When the last scene of my life shot before me
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
There was only on set of footprints.
I realized that this was at the lowest
and saddest times in my life.
This always bothered me
and I questioned the Lord
about my dilemma.
“Lord, you told me when I decided to follow You,
You would walk and talk with me all the way.
But I’m aware that during the most troublesome
times of my life there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You most,
you leave me.”
He whispered,  “My precious, precious child,
I love you and will never leave you
never, ever during your times of trial and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints
It was then that I carried you.”

Margaret Fishback Powers

I hope this inspires you as much as it has inspired me, and I wish you a very happy Christmas and all the best for the coming new year.

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