Sunday, May 6

Funny Poem

Just wanted to share this poem that I read tonight at our launch service (can't for the life of me remember where I found it). Let me first set up the context: I was getting ready to talk about what real discipleship is, and how it involves a relentless and passionate pursuit of Jesus... and I shared this poem to illustrate what "following" looks like in some of our lives. Enjoy!!!!!

Butt Prints in the Sand
(writer unknown)

One night, I had a wondrous dream;
One set of footprints there was seen.
The footprints of my precious Lord,
But mine were not along the shore.
But then some stranger prints appeared,
And I asked the Lord, “What have we here?”
“Those prints are large and round and neat,
But, Lord, they are too big for feet.”
“My child,” He said in somber tones.
“For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait.
You disobeyed, you would not grow,
The walk of faith you would not know.
So I got tired and fed up,
And there I dropped you on your butt,
Because in life, there comes a time,
When one must fight and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand,
Or leave some butt prints in the sand.”

1 comment:

NMajano22 said...

I truly enjoyed this poem. It's hilarious but so true. You are one of a kind Pastor Darren.