Footprints in the sand

Footprints in the sand

Installasjon nr.  38

Forfatter:  Ukjent Dikter
Sponsor:  Ecbos legater

Footprints in the sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was only one. This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints. So I said to the Lord:

«You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always.  But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has  been only one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?»

The Lord replied:

«The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.»