Footprints in the Sand

I had a dream the night the plane crashed
I dreamed I was walking along the 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 belonging to me and the other to the Lord 

When the last scene of my life flashed before me
I looked back at the footprints in the sand
I noticed that many times along the path of life
There was only one set of footprints
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and
Saddest times in my life 

This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it
‘Lord, you said that once I decided to follow You
You’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that
during the most troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when I needed You most
You would leave me.’

The Lord replied, ‘My son, my precious child, I love you
and would never leave you during times of trial and suffering
When you see only one set of footprints, it was
Then that I carried you’.