Someone once wrote-

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

Across the dark sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
one beloning 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 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 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, precious child, I love you and would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffereing,
when you see only one set of footprints in the sand,
it was then that I carried you.”


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  • wandalechene
    wandalecheneover 6 years ago

    oh wow this is a beautiful shot

  • Lynnie Katrien Flett
    Lynnie Katrien...over 6 years ago

    That is one of my favourite poems! So true!

    The beach is the most beautiful place to be in the early morning as the sun is rising and the beach is smooth and untainted by we humans apart from a few footprint tracks!

  • Olga
    Olgaover 6 years ago

    Wonderful presentation of this well-known story! Bravo!

  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyover 6 years ago

    So perfectly secluded, love it!

  • helene
    heleneover 6 years ago

    Wonderful composition and light!

  • Chris  Willis
    Chris Willisover 6 years ago

    What a perfect image to put with the inspirational writing…excellent.

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 6 years ago


  • Elenne Boothe
    Elenne Bootheover 6 years ago

    beautiful. love the the and the words.

  • mieclarke
    mieclarkeover 6 years ago

    beautiful colours! great shot!

  • purehart05
    purehart05over 6 years ago

    I love the “writing” that correlates with this photo…. its actually the first thing I thought of when i saw this capture. I think its called “Footprints”. Excellent.

  • thank you, i will adjust my title!

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