Friday, March 10, 2006

I carried you

The Lent has brought me to devote more thoughts to the Lord, even with the move and everything. I know everyone knows and has stitched Footprints, but it's the first time I have actually understood the poem. Before it was just "kinda nice" relationship.

I also know that it's going to be my next religious stitching project, I just need to decide which version :) At the moment it's a close tie between TW and Dimensions versions - I am slightly leaning towards Dimensions... I still have some time to decide, I'm going to ask DBF to get it for me as a birthday pressie :)

BTW this poem explains so well why the really tough times were easier to survice than much of the so-so times...

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.”

Mary Stevenson


Blogger Anne said...

An Aunty of mine from England sent me a card with this verse on when I was at a low time in my life, I still carry it in my wallet. You have just given me an idea to stitch it. Thank You. Happy Stitching

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