Sunday, 17 January 2010



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

another belonging to the Lord.

When 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 time of

trial and suffering, when you see
only one set of footprints it was

then that I carried you.