Footprints

Footprints

Sometimes we feel lonely and need to face our problems, sorrows and doubts on our own.  We are overwhelmed by the feeling that no one cares about us and what we wish for. However, we're never alone. Our uncertain steps are guided from above.

One night a man dreamt he was walking along the beach with the Lord. As scenes of his life flashed right before his eyes, he noticed that there were two sets of footprints in the sand – his and the Lord’s.

 When the last scene was over he turned back to examine the footmarks. He noticed that several times in his life there was only one set of footprints.  He also realized that those times were his saddest and lowest ones. It bothered the man so much that he asked the Lord, - "Did you not promise if I follow your path you would always be with me? Then, why is there only one set of footprints during my times of need?"  

The Lord replied, "My dear child, I love you and would never leave you.  During the times of suffering and need when you see only one set of footprints, I was the one who carried you.”