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One night I man had a dream.  I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.  Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.  For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to me, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints.  I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints.  I also noticed it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of my life.

This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.  "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way.  But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.  I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The Lord replied, "My son, my precious child, I love you and 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."
Last updated  2/3/02
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