Imagine you and the Lord Jesus walking down the road together. For much of the way the Lord's footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace. But your footprints are a disorganized stream of zigzags, starts, stops, turnarounds, circles, departures and returns.
For much of the way, it seems to go like this, but gradually your footprints come more in line with the Lord's soon paralleling His consistently. You and Jesus are walking as true friends! 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.