Sunday, 24 June 2012

Our Walk With God

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Footprints In The Sand

One 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. 
 For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints, one belonged 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 my 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 would 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 in times when I needed you most, you should leave me."
 The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never, never leave you during your times of trial and suffering. 
 "When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

Mary Stevenson