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One night I went to sleep and dreamed
I walked along the beach, and scenes
From all my life flashed in the sky,
With footprints of the Lord and I.
But as the last scene caught my gaze,
I looked back at my trials’ days
And only saw two footprints there;
The sight of this brought me despair.
I looked at Jesus and I cried,
“Lord, on the day I did decide
To follow You, You promised me
That I would not forsaken be.
Yet as I look back on the way
I traveled, I see many a day
With just one set of footprints there
In times when I was in despair.
Oh, Lord, I thought You said You’d care,
So tell me, Lord, why weren’t You there?”
The Lord replied, “My precious son,
I love you so, and I’m the One
Whose footprints you are seeing there,
For on those days I showed my care
By carrying you safely in My arms,
Protecting you from all the harm.”
Then I awoke and knew the scene,
Though it was just a nighttime dream,
Was a great lesson there to see:
My God is always watching me!

	Based on the reading, Footprints.

Copyright © Clarence Billheimer

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  1. Date: 11/13/2011 9:09:00 PM
    a wonderful read... the poem that inspired me to write poetry..Enjoyed stopping by tonight, have yourself a lovely night ;-) ,..p.d.