Thursday, July 9, 2009

Footprints


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.

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 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 seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you.”


5 comments:

Trish said...

You are SO talented. I can't even tell you. It is totally worth the garlic smell, I'm sure! :o)

Whitney said...

Again, WOW.

Kristi said...

Cheryl...that is really outstanding! You do beautiful work.

Kim W said...

This is so cute. I love the little singular flower used as the sun. What a sweet touch!

The San Diego temple picture is hung perfectly in our dining room. I know, odd place to put it, but we want to see it every day. Thank you again!

Teri said...

WOW!! You deserve so much more than that...but it is just so WOW!!!