Most people have seen the story about the Footprints in the Sand (Copyright © 1984 Mary Stevenson). I decided to retell it in rhyme. I added a little at the end, as well. So what do you think?
One night I had a dream I walked
A beach with soft, wet sand.
Beside me was my Savior as
We walked there, hand in hand.
Just like a giant movie screen
Stretched out across the sky,
I watched as all the many scenes
Of my life flashed right by.
I saw the games, the laughter and
The triumphs and the tears.
I felt again the joys of life,
The pain and many fears.
When we had reached the end I turned,
Wait! What is this I see?
One set of prints in places!?!
Well, that really troubled me.
“My Lord, You made a promise that
If I would follow You,
You’d always be there with me and
Would help me make it through.
But as I look, I see one print
In times when I was weak.”
His eyes were sad, His voice was soft,
When He began to speak.
“Where is your faith? You’ve felt my love,
My precious, precious child.”
Though I could see my charge hurt Him
His voice was soft and mild.
“You know my promise, that I said
I’d always stay with you.
And I would be your shield and strength
If you would just be true.
The times you look and see just one
Clear print there in the sand,
I carried you, for in those times
You were too weak to stand.”
Though this was just a dream I knew
His every word was true.
Remember, as He carried me
He’ll also carry you.
So in your life if you look back
At one print in the sand,
You’ll know it’s when He carried you
Because you could not stand.
©2012 Denise McKenney
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