One night I had a dream.
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I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and across the skies flashed scenes from my life.
In each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand.
One was mine, and one was the Lord's.
When the last scene of my life appeared before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand, and, to my surprise, I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints.
And I noticed that it was at the lowest and saddest times in my life.
I asked the Lord about it: "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you would walk with me all the way. But I notice that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why you left my side when I needed you most."
The Lord said: "My precious child, I never left you during your time of trial. Where you see only one set of footprints, I was carrying you."