Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Escape


Where do I go to unwind? The beach. My most favorite place to be is Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan. On a clear day, across the lake you can see Chicago. Every time I walk down the beach I think of the Footprints in the Sand poem.


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 were one set of footprints.

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 have only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I need you the most, you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, Is when I carried you.”

--Mary Stevenson

6 comments:

  1. beautiful. I remember going to the dunes when i was a kid and have yet to be able to take my family there (we're way down in bloomington) but these photos sure do make me want to go back.

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  2. Love that poem and love the beach too! It's just down the road from me I I am usually there to watch the sun rise (Together with my dog and my Lord!)

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  3. Beautiful photos, and I've always loved that poem!

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  4. Oh your photos are so restful. I had that poem on a home interiors picture for the longest time. It is a great one!

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  5. Awwww....sniff, even though I know this poem, it brings tears to my eyes everytime...♥
    Monika

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