footprints in the sand

Last night I had a dream.

I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. And across the sky flashed scenes from my life. And for each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.

And after the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. And I noticed that many times along the path of my life especially the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints. Now 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 noticed that during the saddest and lowest 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 son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of suffering, when you could only see only one set of footprints it was then that I carried you.”


Instruction: Choose a line that struck you the most and reflect.





© Carolyn Joyce Carty