Poems

Footprints

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking

along the beach with the God. Across the sky flashed scenes

from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in

the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the God.

 

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked

back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times

along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest

times in his life.

 

This really bothered him and he questioned the God about it.

“God, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d 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 when I needed most you would leave

me.”

 

The God replied, “My son, I would never leave you. During

your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of

footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

 

 
Author: Mary Stevenson Parker 

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