TOOnce a person had a dream. He dreamed that he was walking on a sandy shore, and next to him was the Lord. Pictures from his life flashed in the sky, and after each of them he noticed two chains of footprints in the sand: one from his feet, the other from the feet of the Lord.
When the last picture of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. And I saw that often along his life path only one chain of footprints stretched. He also noticed that these were the most difficult and unfortunate times in his life.
He was greatly saddened and began to ask the Lord:
– Didn’t you tell me: if I follow your way, you will not leave me. But I noticed that during the most difficult times of my life, only one line of footprints stretched across the sand. Why did you leave me when I needed you most?
The Lord answered:
– My sweet, sweet child. I love you and will never leave you. When there were grief and trials in your life, only one chain of footprints stretched along the road. Because in those days I carried you in my arms.