Footprints In The Sand
Last night I had a dream. I dreamed I was walking along
with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from my
life. For each scene,
I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one
belonged to me,
the other to the Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me, I
looked back at
the footprints in the sand. I noticed that at many times
along the path of
my life, especially at the very lowest and saddest
times, there was only
one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
said once I decided to follow you, You'd walk with me
all the way. But I
noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome
times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints. I don't understand
I needed You the most, You would leave me."
The Lord replied, "My son, my precious child, I love you
and I would
never leave you. During your times of suffering, when
you could see
only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."