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.
FOOT PRINTS IN THE SAND
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.”