Today i read a book titled '365 Renungan Dari Dunia Musik' ('365 reflection from the world of music'). One of the contemplation article talked about the perfect guidance from the Lord Almighty and the article suggested me to read this poem and share it to others. The writer said that it'll make us stronger and i think it does. :)
One night a man had a dream--
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord
and across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints,
one belonged 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 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 in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me."
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering.
"When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."