Butt Prints in the Sand

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, I got fed up,
And there I dropped you, on your butt.

Because in life, there comes a time,
When men must fight and men must climb.
When men must rise and take a stand,
Or leave their butt prints in the sand.

~ Author Unknown ~

Hopefully this does not offend any of you. I read this years ago and it made me laugh. When I came across it again today and felt guilty for laughing it reminded me of how serious we “Christians” can be. Laughter is good. We don’t always have to find offense in everything.

If anyone happens to know the author, please leave it in the comments section.

18 thoughts on “Butt Prints in the Sand

  1. I’m sure there has been times God has wanted to drop me on my butt in the sand and as funny as the concept is, it’s sad also. I have a coloring book picture of a king sitting on his throne, kind of slumped to one side, resting his chin in one hand. The look on his is of bewilderment. When I look at that picture I can see him as God sitting on His throne shaking His at me, saying, ‘How many time do I need to tell her……..that I love her, I’m there for her I have this, or, there she goes again………… will she ever learn.

      • A friend of ours sent it to me. At first, I was hesitant. But, I went ahead and read it, and then felt a wow, in my soul. I sure DONT want to be left on MY butt, in the sand Part of the reason I like it so well, is in college, I wrote a sermon based on the poem Footprints. I received the paper back, to my horror, with EVERY page read penned OUT! I got an F, on it! I was told to do the paper over, IF I wanted a grade, on it. I was further told that it was nothing but “sentimental hogwash bullshit!!”

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