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Laura's favourite poem...

Footprints


One night
a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking
along the beach with the Lord.
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 Lord.

When the last scene of
His life flashed before him,
He looked back at
The footprints in the sand.
He noticed that at 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 Lord about it.
“Lord, 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 you most
You would leave me.”

The Lord replied,
“My precious child,
I love you and 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.”

-Mary Stevenson