Yes I know there are plenty of variations on this.. but they all have
roughly the same idea.
Last night I had a dream.
I had a dream that I was walking along a beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene
I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand.
One belonged to me, the other belonged to the Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand
and noticed that many times along the paths of my life,
especially at the lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, You said once I decided to follow You,
You'd walk with me, all the way. But I've noticed that
during the saddest and most trouble-some times of my life
there was only one set of footprints and 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 would never leave you.
During your times of suffering,
when you could see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."