Footprints in the Sand


One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.

Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticedthat during the low periods of my life,when I was suffering from

anguish, sorrow or defeat,I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,»You promised me Lord,that if I followed you,you would walk with me always.

But I have noticed that duringthe most trying periods of my life there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.

Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?»

The Lord replied, «The times when you have

seen only one set of footprints,

is when I carried you.»

Mary Stevenson


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