“One night I dreamed of walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
You would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there has only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
You have not been there for me?”
The Lord replied,
“Yeah, sorry about that. I would have
loved to have picked you up and given you
huggles, but I’m kind of attempting
to make a champion out of you.
If I keep putting you on my shoulders
Like that ‘Footprints in the Sand’ stuff,
you’ll never grow past being a child.
My aim is to make you a world beater,
a Goliath slayer and a real History Maker.
So would it be alright if you stopped
complaining and took it all on the chin …
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