Footprints in the sand
Our lives, our faith, the season of Lent are often described as being like journeys. We set off, full of hope and determination, not always knowing exactly where we will end up, but usually with some ideas of where we’d like to be. Life, faith and even Lent are not always like that.
Sometimes our journeys go in unexpected directions. Sometimes we believe we have got lost. Sometimes we feel that we are struggling on alone and everything is simply too much for us to cope with.
Dark nights of the soul are experiences familiar to many. God may well seem distant or hidden. The good news is that God is NEVER absent, and maybe when we can see only one set of footprints in the sand it was because He was carrying us through our hardest times.
(Look up the Footprints in the sand poem)