I don’t believe that my mother ever had the picture and poem entitled “Footprints in the Sand” displayed in our home… she may have. I do know that I have seen it in a lot of homes. Let me just say… if you have this poem displayed in your home… I’ve got respect for you. I appreciate people that display their faith in their home. I think it’s important to show your guest where your strength comes from.
With that said… I have always found this poem to be a tad on the “corny” side. But corny in good solid… evangelical Christian kinda way. You know like Facing the Giants kinda corny? (Sorry Dad… but that movie is pretty cheesy. Even if we get choked up every time that ball goes threw the uprights.) Again… no disrespect intended… for Sherwood Pictures…for Mary Stevenson the poem’s author… or for their fans. But please… before you write me off… let me explain.
Psalm 119:105 says, ” Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.”
I’ve stated on here a few times over the past couple of weeks that my family and I have been going through some “tough times”. We would not have made it this far without God’s Word to light our path. I can relate with this poem to an extent… I mean… tough times… ya.. we’ve all had tough times… we all can relate. Defeat… anguish… trying times… we’ve all been there. Yes… I believe God carries us in those times. But I believe God wants to carry us through those times with His Word. I’ve experienced this recently… when we allow Him to carry us with His Word… it doesn’t shock us when we see only one set of footprints. In stead… we look at our footprints in the sand and say… I know who’s footprints those are and they’re not mine. Their God’s.
No matter what you’re going through… allow God to carry you through it… with His Word of Truth. Live for today by getting in God’s Word… it will carry you to tomorrow.
What have your read in God’s Word recently that has carried you?