Friday, April 3, 2009

in memory of ... Steven Charles Sutton, Jr

God decided He wanted my grandson Steven with Him yesterday ...
although our hearts are broken today ...
we rest in the assurance that Steven will greet us in heaven one day !!!
we got to spend some time with him today and this is a picture of his footprints.
couldn't help but think of the poem "footprints" and how true it rings for us today.

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonging to him and the other to the LORD. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. LORD you said that once i decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But i have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. i don't understand why when i needed you most you would leave me.The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.
Carolyn Carty, 1963
please join us in praying for my daughter, Stephanie and son-in-law, Steve as they grieve for their ... and our loss
thank you Jesus for always being with us ... especially during these very hard times.

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