Sephora’s tiny feet are running through my mind today. At 14 weeks, she’d be smiling and cooing in her bassinet next to the bed. Maybe we’d even be attempting to let her sleep in a crib in her own room. I’d certainly hope she’d be sleeping through the night at this point. I’d be kissing her feet and tickling them to make her wiggle and coo some more!
Although she isn’t here with us physically, I know her spirit surrounds us. Like footprints in the sand…
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene, I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
Other times there were on set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
That during the low periods of my life,
When I was suffering from
Anguish, sorrow, or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
That if I followed you,
You would walk with me always.
But I have noticed during
The most trying periods of my life
There have only been one
Set of foot prints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
You have not been there for me?”
The Lord replied,
“The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you.”
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah. Psalm 46:1-3,7