Comedy,  Poetry

Footprints* (*NOW WITH MORE T-REX)

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 belonging to him and the other to Jesus.

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 human foot­prints,
And one set of very large three-toed footprints.
He also noticed that it hap­pened
At the very low­est and sad­dest times of his life.

This both­ered him and he ques­tioned the Lord about it.
“Jesus, 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 human foot­prints,
“And one set of an apparently very large apex predator.
“I don’t under­stand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”

Jesus turned and glared at Jonathan Thunderous T-Rexington III.
“Care to answer, T-Rex?” he said.

T-Rex replied to the man,
“My precious, precious child.
“The Lord loves you and would never leave you.
“Dur­ing your times of trial and suf­fer­ing,
“When you see only one set of human foot­prints,
“It was then that I ate Jesus.”

~ Author unknown

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