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.
Then 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.
This 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.”
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.”