Margaret Fishback Powers, 1964
One night I had a dream.
I was walking along the beach with the Lord,
And across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
In each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand and, to my surprise,
I noticed that many times along the path of life
there was only one set of footprints.
And I noticed that it was 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 noticed 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.”