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 was one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed that 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 during the most trying
periods of my life there have been one set of
footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, have you not
been there for me?’
The Lord replied,
‘The times when you have seen only one set of
footprints, my child, is when I carried you.’