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| Quelle: ► Gedicht von Margaret Fishback Powers (*1944) kanadische Kinderbuchautorin, Originalfassung Footprints,1964 |
Deutsche Fassung Spuren im Sand, Brunnen Verlag, Gießen, 1996
Footprints in the Sand
One night a man had a dream.
He dreamt he was walking with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes of his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand; one belonged to him,
and the other to 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 had
happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered the man 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 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."
|Source: ► Margaret Fishback Powers (*1944) Canadian children's book author, Footprints,1964|