This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing happens: Your footprints,
that once etched the sand next to Jesus', are now walking precisely in
His steps. Inside His larger footprints are your smaller ones, safely you
and Jesus are becoming one. This goes on for many miles, but
gradually you notice another change. The footprints inside
the large footprints seem to grow larger. Eventually they disappear
altogether. There is only one set of footprints; they have
become one. This goes on for a long time, but suddenly the
second set of footprints is back. This time it seems even worse!
Zigzags all over the place. Stops....Starts....Deep gashes
in the sand. A veritable mess of prints. You are amazed and
Your dream ends.
Now you pray: "Lord, I understand the first scene with zigzags and fits. I was a new Christian; I was just learning. But you walked on through the storm and helped me learn to walk with you."
"That is correct."
"... and when the smaller footprints were inside of steps; followed you very closely."
"Very good. You have understood everything so far."
"... when the smaller footprints grew and filled in Yours, I suppose that I was becoming like you in every way."
"So, Lord, was there a regression or something? The footprints separated, and this time it was worse than at first."
There is a pause as the Lord answers with a smile in His voice.
"You didn't know? That was when we danced."