One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along
the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from
his life. For each scene, I noticed
two sets of footprints in the sand:
One belonging to him, and the other to
my Lord. When the last scene of
his life flashed before him, he looked
back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that at many times
along the path of my life there
was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at
the very lowest and saddest times
in his life. This really bothered him
and he questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided
to follow you, You’d walk with me all
the way. But I noticed that during
the most troublesome times of my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when
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 trial and suffering,
When you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.”
– Author Unknown