I have seen and read the poem “Footprints in the Sand” numerous times. But I can say, this week, I finally understood what the author was trying to convey. It was a week ago today that my daddy went to walk the streets of gold with Jesus. While daddy left great footprints here on this earth, the sadness, pain, and tears following his departure have left me numb.
A numbness unfamiliar to me. A emptiness that paralyzes.
For some reason I remembered this poem and the comfort it has brought has been tremendous. While I don’t feel connected to Jesus, while I can’t sense His presence, and while I long to know He is there I was reminded through these words that He is.
“I don’t understand why in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me.” The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never, never leave you during your times of trial and suffering. When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”…Mary Stevenson