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Footprints in the Sand

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by harisur, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. harisur

    harisur New IL'ite

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    One night a man had a dream.
    He dreamed he was walking along
    the beach with the LORD. Across the
    sky, flashed scenes from his life. For each
    scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in
    the sand; one belonging to him, and the
    other the LORD. When the last scene of
    his life flashed before him, he looked back
    at the footprints in the sand. He noticed
    that many times along the path of his life,
    there was only one set of footprints. He
    also noticed that it happened at the very
    lowest and saddest times in his life. This
    really bothered him and he questioned
    the LORD about it. "LORD, you said that
    once I decided to follow you, you'd walk
    with me all the way. But I have noticed
    that during the most troublesome times in
    my life, there is only one set of footprints. I
    don't understand why, when I needed you
    most, you would leave me. The LORD replied,
    "My precious, precious child, I love you, and
    I would never leave you. During your times of
    trial and suffering when you see only one set of
    footprints, it was then that I carried you."

    These words were never truly spoken when my dad passed away. I was in US and he was in India and the news nearly broke me in spirit and grief. I was very close to my dad and I loved him so much. I truly believe that God played a big hand in healing me and helping me come out of the grief. I was thinking about my Dad and thought about writing the above words from a passage I had.
     
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  2. lathaa

    lathaa Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Harisur,

    My heartfelt condolences,i personally went through how it feels when we loose someone who gave us life.Time will heel everything.The write up is beautifully depicted.May god bless you.
     
  3. yenetishashi

    yenetishashi Senior IL'ite

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    Dear harisur,

    thw words which u mentioned here ...i read it before and recollected them now. but the sad part is about father's death and not being besides him ,it was is the worst thing to anyone.......there are no words express here......hope u r in good spirit now and getting on with life.........
    do take care,

    shahsi.
     
  4. harisur

    harisur New IL'ite

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    Hi Lathaa and Shashi,
    thanks for your kind words. My dad passed away in '02 and till date I am missing him so badly. When I see all my cousins interacting with their fathers I have felt so saddened and lonely. More than me I feel bad that my kids din't get to grow up with him around.
     
  5. perfectly_perfect

    perfectly_perfect Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Harisur,
    My heartfelt condolences, Its the biggest lost that you've gone through. May God bless you and your family. I hope you will be good at this time.
    Your story is very good and narrated very well. Yes if are doing good God is always with our side........this is the other thing that sometimes we cant recognise it.
    Take care.
     

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