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FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; 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'd 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 when I needed you the most you would leave me.

The LORD replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would 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."



The important question is, "Do you understand that Jesus carried the cross for you? He died on the cross, taking the penalty for our sins upon Himself, so that we could receive forgiveness of our sins and the gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus!

We cannot get to heaven based on our own strength, our good works, or any other way except by the blood of Jesus Christ that He shed on that cross for our sakes!

It is Jesus who carries us when we lack the strength to press on and when we faint due to the trials we encounter in life. When we put our faith and trust in Him as our Savior, He will receive us into the Kingdom of God and give us eternal life!

If you have understood that Jesus died in your place and have already received His gift of eternal life, Praise the Lord!!

If not, why not take your sins and burdens to Him and receive Him right now as your Lord and Savior?

We encourage you to refer to the LIFEQUEST "Food for Thought" topics of Salvation and Gospel which will further explain what He has done for you, how much God loves you and show you how to receive Jesus as your Savior and Lord.

God bless you and have a great day!

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