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Footsteps

One night a man had a dream.  In his dream he reviewed the footsteps he had taken in his life.  He looked and noticed that all over the mountains and difficult places that he had traveled there was one set of footprints, but over the plains and down the hills, there were two sets of footprints, as if someone had walked by his side.

He turned to Christ and said, "There is something I don't understand.  Why is it that down the hills and over the smooth and easy places you have walked by my side, but here over the tough and difficult places I have walked alone, for I see in those areas there is just one set of footprints."

Christ turned to the man and said, "It is that while your life was easy I walked along your side, but here where the walking was hard and the paths were difficult was the time you needed Me most, and that is why I carried you."