One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along a 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
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
so he turned to the Lord and said,
"There is something I don't understand.
Why is it that down the hills
and over the smooth and easy places
you have walked by my side.
But over the tough and difficult places
I have walked alone,
for I see in those areas there is just
one set of footprints?"
The Lord turned to the man and said,
"My precious child.
I love you and I never left you.
It is that while your life was easy
I walked along your side.
But here, where the walking was hard
and the paths were difficult, it was then that
I carried you."
~ Author Unknown ~
~Graphics by Penny Parker~