Affirming The Classics: based on Footprints In The Sand (author unknown)
One night I had a dream.
I dreamed I was walking along a beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
one belonging to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me
I looked back at the footprints in the sand
I noticed that sometimes along the path of my life
there was only one set of footprints.
Then I realized that it was when I moved closer to the Lord
and our footsteps combined, that I was happier.
These were the times in my life I felt an abundance of love, gratitude and peace.
The Lord said to me:
“You are my beloved, precious child of the Light.
I Am with you now and forever,
but you always have freewill to follow your own path.
My footprints are there beside you, to guide you, if you choose.
No matter what, I will always love you unconditionally.
Trina Graves – 6th February 2019
About This Poem
My last post Footprints Of Light was my first poem of Affirming The Classic of Footprints In The Sand. In the ‘About’ section of the post I told of my experience in having a new vision of Footprints. As I was writing it, I also knew I would be doing this version, which is very much closer to the original.
As I said previously – The original Footprints poem depicts our helplessness in facing the struggles of life, we are picked up and carried by the Lord to see us through. But, we are now stronger and no longer need to be carried. Instead we are now able to accept our Divinity and walk alongside His footsteps, using our freewill to consciously walk in His way.
And of course, however we chose to live our lives, we are eternally loved unconditionally.
Update: Although this poem is very close to the original, it was only re-written due to a vision I had, so I have included it with my other poems of these experiences. You can easily access them all from my link page: Visions. There is also a link page for more poems of the series: Affirming The Classics.