Footprints (Female)

Lester Kern
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  • Open Edition
  • Available framed or unframed
  • Inspired by "Footprints in the Sand"
  • Religious Theme
  • Artwork by Lester Kern

A very famous and popular piece by the late Lester Kern featuring a Black Jesus Christ carrying a black woman during a period of adversity in her life. This art print was inspired by the poem, Footprints in the Sand by Mary Stevenson. You can read the entire poem below:

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"

The Lord replied,
"The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you."

This art print is available in a variety of sizes, framed and unframed. A great piece for your home or church to remind you of whom you should put your trust in during times of despair.
Collection Black Jesus Collection
Edition Open Edition
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SKU kern-footprints

Lester Kern

Lester Kern is a native of Milwaukee Wisconsin, who now resides in Stone Mountain Georgia. His interest in art developed at around three years of age. This interest was so intense that his parents bought him a small chalk board to divert his attention away from the walls and important papers. This plan worked, and a young artist was born. Because of his diverse background, Lester's artistic style can be described as "extremely versatile." As an artist he views himself as many components that create the whole and therefore refuses to be categorized or "locked" into any one particular style. Lester will admit however, that whatever the style he chooses, his works reflect a strong sense of spirituality, ethnic pride and a joyful celebration of this "chalkboard" we call life.

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paulette SVG verified by SHOP

It was beautiful and the right size to fit on the wall I wanted it to fit on.. love the frame !!

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Footprints (Female)

Ordered picture for my best friend and she loves it. Very nice quality and frame, along with fast shipping. Very satisfied.


The Black Art Depot

We're excited that your friend love Footprints (Female). The artist does provide great work. We're glad that you it got to you in a timely manner. Thank you for your business and tell your friends & family about us.

Anthony B.


Great and very Inspirational.


The Black Art Depot

Thank You so much! We from the Black Art Depot appreciate the amazing words of encouragement. We hope we met your expectations about the product!

Sonjia W.


I love this print and its vibrant colors. While it is a little smaller than expected, I purchased a custom color mat to bring out the colors and give the illusion of being a bit larger.


The Black Art Depot

Thank You so much! We from the Black Art Depot appreciate the amazing words of encouragement. We hope we met your expectations about the product!

Georganna L.


I already had this picture and it brings me so much comfort. I sent it to my best girlfriend who recently lost her brother to COVID-19. I wanted to remind her, that Jesus is and always will carry her. She was speechless when she opened the package. She loves it. Thank you for your outstanding service. Blessings


The Black Art Depot

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be of service. It's our pleasure to know that your best friend loved the product. We appreciate your business.