One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest time in his life. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.
This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you would 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."