Buttprints in the Sand

Eh, it was a busy day.  I’m going to share something not quite so original and others would refer to it as an abomination.  Many of us are aware of the old poem “Footprints in the Sand.”  It’s a beautiful portrayal of God’s mercy and care for us, especially in the darkest times of life.

However, there are the troublesome times due to our own disobedience, rebellion, and stubbornness.  One of our pastors shared on Jonah today.  It was a challenging message with a reminder that there’s a Jonah in all of us.  It’s a reluctance to obey God because of what it will cost us.  So we try to run away or solve things on our own.  While He loves us, He will let us face the consequences of our foolishness. Let’s not be fooled, sometimes God throws down some tough love…with the intention of helping us grow in the end.  No pun intended.

 

Butt Prints In The Sand
One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
The footprints of my precious Lord,
But mine were not along the shore.

But then some stranger prints appeared..
And I asked the Lord, “What have we here?
Those prints are large and round and neat,
But Lord, they are too big for feet.”

“My child,” He said in somber tones,
“For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait.”
“You disobeyed, you would not grow,
The walk of faith you would not know…

So I got tired, I got fed up,
And there I dropped you on your butt.”
Because in life there comes a time
When one must fight, and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand,
Or leave their butt prints in the sand.”

Author Unknown

 

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