Footprints in the Sand
Author: Margaret Fishback Powers
One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially, at the lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.
This really trouble 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 noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome
times of my life, there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed you the most, you
would leave me."
He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never
leave you Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."
Attribution: Author: Margaret Fishback Powers