Lord is saying: I am for you, I am with you and I understand you.
I am better than any best friend could be. I laugh with you and
cry with you. But more than that I can deal with anything that
you will ever encounter. Walk with me rejoicing for I am rejoicing
that we are friends.
don't call you servants anymore, because a servant doesn't know
what his master is doing. But I've called you friends because
I've made known to you everything that I've heard from my Father.
You all know the poem
I'm sure... but just a reminder how the loving care of our wonderful
God never ceases to be more than we can ask or think.....
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 to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed
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
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 son, my 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."
written by Carolyn Joyce Carty