Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Lord NEVER leaves us

I love the poem "Foot Prints in the Sand" by Carolyn Joyce Carty.

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it:

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:

"My son [daughter], my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

This poem touches my heart every time I read it, because its so true. The Lord never leaves us. He is always there to help carry us in our time of need. I know this to be true. I can testify that Our Savior does love each and every ONE of us. He does help lead and guide us. I'm grateful for the scriptures, for the living prophet Thomas S. Monson, and His commandments to help lift us up when we need to be lifted up.
Remember who you are and what you stand for!
Foot Prints in The Sand

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