When Footprints Tell Only Half the Story

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

Satan, that Accuser, stood  
Before the Lord one day
To make a claim against God’s child –
Said she’d wandered away.
 
He felt quite sure that he was right
From looking at the road
And seeing only Jesus’ prints…
No signs that one had followed.
 
But Jesus simply smiled
As He pointed down the lane.
And Satan’s voice was silenced by
The scene that now was plain.
 
For in the distance he now saw
The one he’d thought was lost
Walking along the narrow way
While carrying her cross.
 
And with each careful step she took,
As she placed each foot down,
She stepped only into the prints
Already on the ground.
 
For she would only step where Jesus’
Feet had gone before.
She hadn’t strayed. Instead she’d traced
The steps of her dear Lord.
 
And as the Devil turned away,
The Lord looked back again,
And smiled as her footprints fell
In perfect step with Him.
 
 
“…the kingdom of our God
and the authority of His Messiah
have now come, because the accuser
of our brothers has been thrown out:
the one who accuses them
before our God day and night.”
Revelation 12:10 HCSB
 
©Lisa DeVinney, September 2013
 

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