Monday, June 12, 2006

A poem for those who are crying tonight

Why are people making other people cry? Is it because of the moon this evening?

A brother sent an SMS message (It sounds like an SOS) begging to talk. He said a girl hurt him bad. He wanted someone to talk with.

As I was about to the leave the office this evening, I spied an officemate crying. She said her boyfriend called it quits after eight years.

How can one worry about oneself when so many others are suffering? One has to be strong for others.

I remember a popular poem in the Eighties that has always inspired me to move on despite all the challenges.

Footprints in the Sand

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.

Carolyn Carty, 1963

By the way, do you know that there are several versions and claims of authorship of the poem above? You can search the internet for stories behind the poem.

1 comment:

Yupki said...

pag naririnig ko na ito nung nasa tacloban pa ako, ibig sabigin sign off na sa AM station na pinapakinggan ng nanay ko at dapat matulog na ako!