One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of FOOTPRINTS
in the sand;
one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed by,
he looked back at the FOOTPRINTS in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of 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 the man and he questioned the
LORD about it.
"LORD, You said that once I decided to follow YOU,
YOU would walk 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 precious, 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."