After 40 years of wandering in the desert, and with the Promised Land in sight, Moses spoke to all Israel. Summing up their arduous journey, Moses gave this beautiful imagery: “God carried you, as a man carries his son…all the way…” (Deuteronomy 1:31)
In 1936, young Mary Stevenson popularized this concept in the poem “Footprints.” The encouraging words of the Lord in the final paragraph of Ms. Stevenson’s poem are a response to the traveler’s question as to why, at times, there were only one set of footprints. These words have also encouraged many weary readers, even up to the present. “My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of suffering…it was then that I carried you.”
Looking back at our own lives, we can pinpoint difficult situations when we felt God’s special care. That’s when He was carrying us. Let’s trust Him to carry us today – and trust Him to carry us all the way!
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