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 notised two sets

of footprints in the sand: one belonged 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 notised that many times along the path of his

life there was only one set of footprints.

He also notised that it happened at the

very lowest and saddest time in his life.

This really bothered him and he questentioned

the Lord about it.

"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,

you'd walk with me all my way.

But I have noticed during the most

troublesome times in my life, there is only

one sets of footprints. I don't understand why

when I needed you most you would leave me."

The Lord replied: "My precious, precious child.

I love you and would never leave you.

During your times of trial and suffering,

when you see only one set of footprints,

it was then I carried you."



Aase Margrete 2006