One night, a boy had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along
the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky, flashed scenes
from his young life.
For each scene,
he noticed two sets of footprints
in the sand;
One belonging 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 young life,
there was only one set of footprints.
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 Son, My 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."
We thank You, Lord, for the gift of Daniel,
for the wonderful 15 years we had together,
and for carrying him home safely upon
the completion of his mission here on earth,
to live with You for all eternity.
Bryan & Lynn Phua