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 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 lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really, bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it.
 “LORD, You said that once 1 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. 1 don’t
understand why when I needed You
most you would leave me, "

The LORD replied, "My precious,
precious child, 1 love you and I 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. "

                        Margaret Fishback Powers 1964 
                         (Frequently marked  as 'Anon')

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