Last night I had a dream. I dreamed I was walking along the beach with
the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I
noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonged to me, the
other to the Lord.
After the last scene of my life
flashed before me, I looked back at the
footprints in the sand. I noticed that at many times along the path of
my life, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was
only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you, You’d
walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the saddest and
most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of
footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most,
You would leave me.”
The Lord replied, “ My precious
child, I love you and I would
never leave you. During your times of suffering, when you could see
only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
An Interview With God
I dreamed I had an INTERVIEW WITH GOD.
"So, you would like to interview me?" GOD asked.
"If you have time," I said.
GOD smiled. "My time is eternity... what questions do you have in mind
"What surprises you the most about humankind?"
"That they get bored with childhood, that they rush to grow up, and
then long to be children again."
"That they lose their health to make money... and then lose their money
to restore their health."
"That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present,
such that they live in neither the present nor the future."
"That they live as if they would never die, and die as though they had
GOD's hand took mine... and we were silent for a while.
And then I asked, "As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you
want your children to learn?"
GOD replied, "To learn they cannot make anyone love them. All they can
do is let themselves be loved."
"To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others."
"To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness."
"To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in
those they love, and it can take many years to heal them."
"To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most, but is one
who needs the least."
"To learn that there are people who love them dearly, but simply do not
yet know how to express or show their feelings."
"To learn that two people can look at the same thing, and see it
"To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another, but they
must also forgive themselves."
"Thank you for your time," I said humbly.
"Is there anything else you would like your children to know?"
GOD smiled, and said... "Just know that I am here."