Footprints in the Sand
One night I had a dream,
I was walking along the beach with the Lord,
and across the skies flashed scenes from my life.
In each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand.
One was mine, and one was the Lord’s.
When the last scene of my life appeared before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand and to my surprise,
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
And I noticed that it happened at the lowest
and saddest times in my life.
I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, You said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I notice that during the most troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why You left my side when I needed You most.
The Lord said, "My precious, precious child,
I never left you during your time of trial.
Where you see only one set of footprints,
I was carrying you."