First and foremost, I am a Christian and love the Lord Jesus. You know the footprints poem? Well, that is the foundation of my thoughts about the trials and tribulations that life has given to me, and how I have, as a weakling wreck of a girly girl (most the time!) have gotten thru some real ordeals.
For those of you who aren't familiar with this poem, here it is:
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.”
Mary Stevenson, 1936
I will write more later....I just wanted to get this started. Feel free to ad and comment, I would love to hear from you! ~trish