Footprints in the Snow

This post relies on your knowledge of the poem “Footprints in the Snow” by Mary Stevenson. You can find it here:

Recently, one of the youth in his senior sermon cited this poem, and used it as a basis to modify Micah 6:8, which reads [NIV] “What does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” He turned it into “act justly, love mercy, and be humble enough to let God carry you.” I liked that.

And it reminded me of a scene in Iron Will, a movie about dog sledding, where Will needs to ascend a mountain during the race. He looks up the mountain. The dogs look back at him. In the next scene, he is in the lead harness, on all fours, dragging the sled up the mountain. When he pauses for breath, I swear, the dogs are looking at him in astonishment. See my dog sledding post for more.

Unfortunately, because Will is in the lead of the race, he has just cut a track for the racers coming behind him, and they pass him at this point. Still, it made me think of Footprints in the Sand, and it made me wonder what God has done and will do for me.

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