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 set belonging to himself, 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 noted that during the most troubled 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 precious child, I 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”.
(Printed on postcard from the Church of the Holy Rude. Stirling, Scotland)