“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.

Get it?

So would it be alright if you stopped

complaining and took it all on the chin …



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