Footprints in the sand

Hello brothers and sisters in Christ! Today is Sunday the 15 of July. Today we started off the day by attending the worship service at Faith Lutheran Church in Homer, Alaska. During the worship service we had the privilege to be introduced in front of the wonderful congregation. Following the service we were invited to the Fish Fry after the worship service. It was a opportunity that we are all thankful for. It was a time when we were able to gather with the congregation for welcoming fellowship and delicious food.

     Then, after a quick grocery store run we returned to set up and decorate the church in Anchor Point. It is now a safari themed church ready for the children to come tomorrow. Needless to say we are ready for Vacation Bible School!    

              Later in the day we headed to the beach in Anchor Point. We fortunately were able to see as well as the beautiful mountains, several eagles on the rocky beach shore. We took several pictures and collected a good number of rocks. As we were walking along the shore, I was reminded  of the poem Foot Prints In The Sand. It has always been something very special and meaningful to me. If you are not familiar with the poem it describes how even in our most difficult times that we are never alone. It paints this picture by after we join our Savior in His Kingdom we look back at the experiences in our lives. When we see the joyous times in our life there is a two pairs of footprints in the sand. One set is our own and the other is Jesus’s. When we see the difficult times in our life we only see one set of footprints. When we point out that in our most difficult times Jesus said he would be with us, we are alone. Jesus answers “My child in your times of hardship, there is only one pair of footprints for I am carrying you through them.” This should remind us that even in our difficult times that Jesus is carrying us through them all along and that is something to be truly grateful for.   -Amy Zimmerschied 

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