I have always liked this poem, but until now never had a chance to get a copy of it. I hope that it will mean as much to other people as it has to me.


One night I dreamed I was walking

Along the beach with the Lord

Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky

In each scene I  noticed footprints in the sand

Sometimes there were two sets of footprints

Other times there were one set of footprints

This bothered me because I noticed that

During the low periods of my life when I was

Suffering from anguish, sorrow, or defeat,

I could see only one set of footprints,

So I said to the Lord, “You promised me,

Lord, that if I followed You,

You would walk with me always.

But I noticed that during the most trying periods

Of my life there have only been

One set of prints in the sand.

Why, when I have needed You most,

You have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied,

The times when you have seen only one set of footprints

Is when I carried you.”

          Author Unknown