One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking across 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 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 the 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.”

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