Thursday, July 1, 2010

Footprints in the Sand

In the chaos of last month I didn't post my work for
The poem for our last challenge was

Footprints in the Sand

Mary Stevenson
One night I had a dream --
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before us,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
There was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life
This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would 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 in times when I
needed you the most, you should leave me.
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious
child. I love you, and I would never,
never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

I love this poem...and as it so happens, this is also one of my Mum's favourite's too.  With that in mind I decided to create a canvas for her.  Here's what I came up with....



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1 comment:

  1. stunning canvas, Nik! I love the texture and details :)

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