Sajak ini saya bacakan terjemahannya saat Kebaktian Praise and Worship Komisi Pemuda GKI Cipinang Elok. Saya sungguh terharu ketika pertama kali membaca sajak ini, beberapa tahun yang lalu....
Sajak ini diciptakan oleh Guru Agama Kristen bagi anak-anak Indian di Kanada, Margaret Fishback Powers.
One night I dreamed a dream.
I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene,
I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and
One to my Lord.
When the last scene of my life shot before me
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
There was only one set of footprints.
I realized that this was at the lowest
And saddest times of my life.
This always bothered me
And I questioned the Lord
about my dilemma.
"Lord, You told me when i decided to follow You,
You would walk and talk with me all the way.
But i'm aware that during the most troublesome
Times of my life there is only one set of footprints.
I just don't understand why, when I need You most,
You leave me."
He whispered, "My precious child,
I love you and will never leave you,
never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you say only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."