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Rated: E · Poetry · Inspirational · #2078874
written for Paul and Margaret Fishback Powers, author of the poem "Footprints," in 2014
Over hills and mountains we have climbed

into deepest valleys descended

Through it all one thing constant-

Your faithful Presence

by our side

When in darkness we were struggling

You stepped in and shone Your light

When unsure which way

to go

You said, "Come,"

and all was right

We could have walked

this road alone

unaware our Lord

was there

But You saw to it

that we were cared for

Gave us each other-

an answer to prayer

Faithfully You have lead us


First alone, then

side by side

from footprints soft

upon the sand

Joining hearts and

joining hands

Who could have known where words would lead us

A simple poem with profound truth

But first a promise

to each other given

Lives to share-

a gift from You

Our greatest struggles

You have turned to blessings

Shown us how to share Your love

Given opportunities to witness

to reach Your dear ones with that love

The tide comes in

the tide goes out

washing away

that which vexed us

till all we see

are Your footprints falling

leading us forward

leading us Home


As you approach the 50th anniversary of that sweet proposal and life-changing walk

along the sand,

May you find yourselves blessed as richly as your generous ministry and beautiful poem

have blessed the lives of those around you and around the world-

Thank you, Paul and Margaret!

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