Footprints 10th Anniversary Edition

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9780006394464: Footprints 10th Anniversary Edition

The text describes a dream in which the person is walking on a beach with Christ. Together, they leave two sets of footprints in the sand behind them. At some points the two trails dwindle to one, especially at the lowest and most hopeless moments of the character's life. When the person questions God about this, believing that God must have abandoned his follower during those times, God gives the explanation: During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

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One night I dreamed a dream. I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand.

So opens one of the best-loved Christian poems of our day, a verse rich in meaning to millions of people. Thirty-five years ago, when an unknown poet, later discovered to be Margaret Fishback Powers, penned these words, little did she know the magnitude of their power and healing. Why has Footprints in the Sand endured while so many other poems have been forgotten? It's message of God's lovingkindness and watchful care hit a nerve with people who are hurting, lonely, or suffering in some way. Everyone has felt forsaken at one time or another in their lives. Footprints reminds us that to God, each of his children are precious beyond imagining, and that he who carried the world on his shoulders will carry his children too. This enduring poem has graced many books, plaques, greeting cards and a variety of other mediums. It has been cross-stitched onto samplers, and scrawled onto countless letters of encouragement. But the demand for the poem never dies down. Indeed, its eloquent expression of God's care is always fresh and appealing. The Footprints die-cut softcover book is an ideal gift of support, comfort, and hope. Illustrated with a sand-and-sea motif, this lovely book consists of the beloved poem, Scripture and other quoted material which further impart God's tender love for his children.

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One night I dreamed a dream. I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my LordÖ

Footprints, a moving poem expressing Godís unfailing love for us, has inspired countless people across the world. Yet few whose lives have been touched by its gentle words know the story behind the poem. In this deeply moving and beautiful book, Margaret Fishback Powers tells of the circumstances in which she discovered the depths of Godís love and of the poemís mysterious loss and miraculous rediscovery.

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