Wednesday, November 17, 2010


    I remember when I was younger my uncle had a poem hanging on his wall, I'm sure half of the world is familiar with it, but its one that reminds me of all that Christ, our Savior, has done, and continues to do  for us.

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 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 happened at the very lowest and saddest times of 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 precious, 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.


(artwork by: Liz Lemon Swindle)


   Never have I known this to be more true then out here on my mission, never have I gone through anything so physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally exhausting as these past 10 months of my life. I could have NEVER gone through this alone.  I know that because my Savior Jesus Christ came to earth and preformed the atonement (his suffering and bleeding in the garden, dying on the cross, and then being resurrected three days later.) that not only my sins, but my trials as well  can be placed on him, and he will carry them for me. He can, and will do the same for everyone. He loves all of his brothers, and sisters so much. He is there to help us all through any trial we go through. Not only will he be there with us through them, but he will take them upon himself. I know my savior lives!! Words cannot express how grateful I am for all of my burdens that he has lifted from me. Let Our Savior, Jesus Christ, take your burdens, the burdens he's already suffered for, upon himself so that you can feel the peace and joy you are promised to have in this life!!!

1 Peter 4:  13 But rejoice,,inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings;that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy

1 comment:

  1. I have to say, I know all you have said is true. Jesus Christ has been with me through everything on my mission. He has "carried" me through the tough times. I know He lives--for that, I have reason to live life to the fullest!