Footprints in the sand
‘Footprints in the sand’ is a beautiful poem about the unconditional love God has for man. It has inspired millions around the world during their times of trial. It is not clear who wrote this poem. Its paraphrase is given here. Hope, it will inspire you today.
One night a man dreamed that he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from his life flashed across the sky. In each scene he noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints. At other times there were only one set of footprints.
This bothered him very much because he noticed that during the toughest phases of his life – that is when suffered from anguish, sorrow, or defeat – he could see only one set of footprints.
Upset, he told the Lord, “My God, You had promised me that if I followed You, You would walk with me always. But I noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there were only one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed You the most, You were not there for me?
Smiling, the Lord replied, ‘The times when you saw only one set of footprints are when I carried you.’