By Margaret Fishback Powers


One night I had a dream.
I was walking along the beach with the Lord,
and across the skies flashed scenes from my life.
In each scene I noticed
two sets of "footprints" in the sand.
One was mine,
and one was the Lord's.
When the last scene of my life appeared before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand,
and to my surprise,
I noticed that many times along the path of my life
there was only one set of footprints.
I noticed that it was at
the very lowest and saddest of times in my life.
I asked the Lord about it;
"Lord, You said that once I decided to follow You,
You would walk with me all the way,
but I notice that
during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why
You left my side
when I needed You most".
The Lord said,
"My precious child,
I never left you during your time of trial.
Where you see only one set of footprints,
I was carrying you".



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