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.
the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints
in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only
one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and
saddest times in his life.
really bothered him and he 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.”
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.”