Saturday, April 17, 2010

Footprints In The Sand

On Friday I received an email from an old friend. She sent me a forward that showed a picture of a robed man from the knees down who was walking in the sand. It was Jesus. How do I know? Because you could see the scar on the bottom of one foot when He was walking and it was lifted off the sand. The words written on the graphic were, "Let Him carry you".... Of course, this is a powerful image reflecting the poem, Footprints In The Sand by Mary Stevenson.

"Let Him Carry you." These four words are so simple but yet so profound. Whether we are struggling at our job, having marriage problems, living with an illness, or dealing with a crisis ~ these four words are a great reminder of who is there to help us. When things are difficult and we don't know how we can go on, we can lift our arms like a small child, and our Lord and Savior will take us up into His loving arms and carry us. There is no better place to be.

"Let Him Carry You"
Joan of "Reflections" shared Deuteronomy 33:27 with me and I just had to add it to my post!
"The eternal God is your refuge,
and underneath
are the everlasting arms."

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Whidbey Woman said...


Joan said...

Renee it is such a comfort to know Jesus is always there to carry us - no matter what we are going through. I love Deuteronomy 33:27 - "The eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms."


Debbie said...

I loved this and that verse Joan shared has always been one of my favorites. Thanks for blessings us with this. BLESSINGS!

Charlotte said...

This is beautiful. It's so wonderful to have the assurance that He carries us. Thank you for sharing.

bp said...

I'm so glad He is there to carry us.

Have a lovely Sunday.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This has always been a favorite of mine. The scripture that you added from Joan was wonderful.
God Bless,

RCUBEs said...

How are you sister Renee? Praying all is well and that you are feeling strong in the Lord's mighty power. Great reminder you have here today. A lot of people are hurting and to be reminded that we can let the Lord carry us when the burden is too much, it's such a comfort to know that we are not alone going through these tough times knowing He is here with us. God bless you always and have a great week.

Mevely317 said...

This is beautiful, Renee!
Wishing you a peace and happiness, both today and in all our new tomorrows.


Kaye Swain said...

What wonderful words of encouragement. And thank you for adding that last verse as well. Such an encouraging Bible verse! :)

Clif said...

Great post. This is so true and good. Thank you.

Dayle said...

We used to sing a song, "If He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders, I know my sister that He will carry you." Comforting thoughts.

Susan B said...

So very beautiful! Have a lovely Sunday.

Annesphamily said...

I feel like He carries me more then He should have to some days! Thank you for sharing! Anne

Charlotte said...

Boy, if we could only remember that daily! He wants to carry us- our burdens, our worries. He wants us to cast our cares on Him for He cares for us.

A Lil Story said...

He has carried me through the past few months for sure! Thank you for sharing this =)


daylily777 said...

Amen ! This is a beautiful post Renee ,& a reminder that I needed today !

Gayle said...

Glad He's strong when I'm weak. Great post.