This really bothered me
and I questioned God about it.
‘God, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would walk with me all the way, but I noticed
that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, in the times
when I needed you most, you would leave me.’
God replied, ‘My precious, precious child, I love you
and I would never, never leave you during your times
of trial and suffering. When you see only one set
of footprints, it was then that I carried you.’
Mary Stevenson 1922-1999